The Mermaid’s Purse (Victoria UP, 2021)

Collected Poems (Victoria UP, 2019)

The Land Ballot (Victoria UP, 2014)

Glass Wings (Victoria UP, 2013)

Dragon Talk (Bloodaxe Books, 2010)

Poems 1960–2000 (Bloodaxe Books, 2000)

Looking Back (Oxford UP, 1997)

Time-Zones (Oxford UP, 1991)

Meeting the Comet (Bloodaxe Books, 1988)

The Incident Book (Oxford UP, 1986)

Hotspur: A Ballad (Bloodaxe Books, 1986)

Selected Poems (Oxford UP, 1983)

Below Loughrigg (Bloodaxe Books, 1979)

The Inner Harbour (Oxford UP, 1979)

The Scenic Route (Oxford UP, 1974)

High Tide in the Garden (Oxford UP, 1971)

Tigers (Oxford UP, 1967)

The Eye of the Hurricane (Reed, 1964)


Creative Nonfiction

Cherries on a Plate: New Zealand Writers Talk about their Sisters (Memoir ed. Marilyn Duckworth: Random House, 1996)



A small selection:

Jubilee Lines: 60 Poets for 60 Years (ed. Carol Ann Duffy: Faber, 2012)

The Best of Best New Zealand Poems (ed. Bill Manhire & Damien Wilkins: Victoria UP, 2011)

99 Ways into New Zealand Poetry (ed. Paula Green & Harry Ricketts: Vintage, 2010)

A Good Handful: Great New Zealand Poems about Sex (Auckland UP, 2008)

The New Faber Book of Love Poems (ed. James Fenton: Faber, 2006)

The 2nd Wellington International Poetry Festival Anthology (ed. & compiled by Mark Pirie, Ron Riddell & Saray Torres: HeadworX, 2004)

The Bloodaxe Book of 20th Century Poetry (ed. Edna Longley: Bloodaxe Books, 2000)

The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature (ed. Roger Robinson & Nelson Wattie, Oxford UP, 1998)

Five Modern Poets: Fleur Adcock, UA Fanthorpe, Tony Harrison, Anne StevensonDerek Walcott (ed. Barbara Bleiman: Longman, 1993)

An Anthology of Twentieth-Century New Zealand Poetry (ed. Vincent O’Sullivan: Oxford UP, 1970, rev. 1987)



The Oxford Book of Creatures (with Jacqueline Simms, verse & prose anthology: Oxford UP, 1995)

Hugh Primas and the Archpoet (Trans. & ed.: Cambridge UP, 1994)

Letters from Darkness: Poems by Daniela Crasnaru (Trans.: Oxford UP, 1992)

Orient Express: Poems by Grete Tartler (Trans.: Oxford UP, 1989)

The Faber Book of 20th Century Women’s Poetry (Faber, 1987)

The Virgin and the Nightingale: Medieval Latin poems (Trans.: Bloodaxe Books, 1983)

The Oxford Book of Contemporary New Zealand Poetry (Oxford UP, 1982)


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