Kōrero bundle

High Wire, Shining Land, The Lobster's Tale, Bordering on Miraculous, Little Doomsdays


book cover for Kōrero bundle

Hard cover


Five vivid, unique collaborations in words and art

Massey University Press’s kōrero series of ‘picture books for grownups’, edited by Loyd Jones, bring artists and writers together and stretch the boundaries of what books can do. Each is a beautiful quarter-bound hardback on lovely paper. This special offer bundle presents the collection thus far at a discounted price.

High Wire

Writer Lloyd Jones and artist Euan Macleod explore notions of home, and depict homeward thoughts and dreams. High Wire enters a metaphysical place where art is made, a place where any ambitious art-making enterprise requires its participants to hold their nerve and not look down.

Shining Land

Novelist Paula Morris and photographer Haru Sameshima focus on the New Zealand journalist, poet, fiction writer and war correspondent Robin Hyde, exploring three locations important to her difficult life and ground-breaking work.

The Lobster’s Tale

Writer Chris Price and photographer Bruce Foster explore the lobster’s biology and its history in language, literature and gastronomy. The Lobster’s Tale navigates the perils of a life driven by overreaching ambition and the appetite for knowledge, conquest and commerce.

Bordering on Miraculous

Poet Lynley Edmeades and painter Saskia Leek explore ideas of the quotidian and its everyday miracles. Their close, intense domestic observations merge with the philosophical, in a quest for deeper meaning.

Little Doomsdays

Musician and painter Phil Dadson responds to a wildly innovative text steeped in te ao Māori by Ngāi Tahu writer Nic Low. Together they play with the notion of ark and arc in a manner that is at once beguiling and challenging.

  • CATEGORY: Art, design and architecture, Special offer bundles, Literature, Te ao Māori
  • ISBN: 9780995123083, 9780995131828, 9780995137813, 9781991151131, 9781991016256
  • PUBLISHER: Massey University Press
  • IMPRINT: Massey University Press
  • PUBLISHED: 14/05/2020
  • FORMAT: Hard cover
Profile image for Lloyd Jones

Lloyd Jones is one of New Zealand’s most eminent writers.

Profile image for Euan Macleod

Euan Macleod is an artist who has won a number of major prizes, including the Archibald Prize.

Profile image for Paula Morris

Paula Morris MNZM, Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Manuhiri, Ngāti Whātua, is an award-winning novelist, short-story writer and essayist.

Profile image for Haru Sameshima

Haru Sameshima completed an MFA (1995) at Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, and has exhibited and published widely in New Zealand.

Profile image for Chris Price

Chris Price is an author and is the convenor of the MA workshop in poetry and creative non-fiction at the IIML.

Profile image for Bruce Foster

Bruce Foster’s current photographs consider the impacts on nature of political decisions and corporate actions.

Profile image for Saskia Leek

Saskia Leek has an MFA from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, and has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally.

Profile image for Lynley Edmeades

Lynley Edmeades is the author of two poetry collections and is the editor of Landfall.

Profile image for Phil Dadson

Phil Dadson ONZM is a transdisciplinary artist, musician/composer and improviser, whose practice spans some 50 years.

Profile image for Nic Low

Nic Low (Ngāi Tahu) is the partnerships editor at NZ Geographic magazine and the former programme director of WORD Christchurch.