A successful launch! Buy Waiatarua here (NZ residents only) for $30 ($5 shipping) with proceeds after cost donated back to the Waiatarua Reserve!

Here are a few sample poems from the book:


A Southerly rouses the rabble gathered

at the borders

stiff swords upraised. I walk their gauntlet;

Thief they whisper


It is too late for negotiation

their banners unfurling

insignia of tūī of silver-eye.

A call to arms.

Red throated trumpets


in the early sunlight.


All summer

we watched over

the wild bramble of blackberries

as though it were ours

as though we’d been promised

some aliquot of sweetness

bore witness

to the flowering

then the slow setting of the fruit.

But the relentless rain has come early

the rot has set in

and now the blackbirds squabble over a few

purpled nubs of ruin.

Announcing the publication of Waiatarua: Reflections from an urban wetland

A moving book of new poems and photographs inspired by the Waiatarua Wetland Reserve in Auckland, New Zealand. The poems included in this collection celebrate some of the bird and plan life within the reserve but are also an homage to the creative inspiration of green open spaces everywhere. The photographs help place the reader within the reserve and serve to amplify the impact of the writing. And all the proceeds after cost will be donated back to the reserve.

To purchase, contact us using the top menu of pay via PayPal using the “Buy Now” button to the right (New Zealand residents only please).

New review of Murmurations in Landfall Review Online (University of Otago Press)

“Murmurations is Art Nahill’s second collection, and it is remarkable. Nahill writes with a keen, empathetic awareness of human frailty”
So begins a review of my recent book Murmurations in Landfall Review Online (University of Otago Press). You can read the rest of it here:
The book is available through Time Out Books and Unity Books in Auckland, through Amazon or Fishpond, or through Twohemispherespoetry.com