Jessie Mackay Award Best First Book Award Winners

The Jessie Mackay Award for Poetry was awarded from 1940 by PEN NZ and named for the first locally born poet to achieve national prominence.

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Poūkahangatus

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4.52 avg rating — 262 ratings
Jessie Mackay Award Best First Book Award for (Poetry) (2019)
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Fully clothed and So Forgetful

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4.09 avg rating — 22 ratings
Jessie Mackay Award Best First Book Award for (Poetry) (2018)
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Hera Lindsay Bird

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4.30 avg rating — 1,099 ratings
Jessie Mackay Award Best First Book Award for (Poetry) (2017)
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How to Be Dead in a Year of...

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4.37 avg rating — 35 ratings
Jessie Mackay Award Best First Book Award (2016)
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Graft

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4.36 avg rating — 14 ratings
Jessie Mackay Award Best First Book Award (2013)
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Briefcase

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4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings
Jessie Mackay Award Best First Book Award (2012)
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Dear Sweet Harry

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4.25 avg rating — 8 ratings
Jessie Mackay Award Best First Book Award (2011)
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Fast Talking PI

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4.46 avg rating — 26 ratings
Jessie Mackay Award Best First Book Award (2010)
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Everything Talks

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liked it 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating
Jessie Mackay Award Best First Book Award (2009)
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Incognito

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it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating
Jessie Mackay Award Best First Book Award (2008)
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Secret Heart

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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings
Jessie Mackay Award Best First Book Award (2007)
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Dream Fish Floating

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4.26 avg rating — 39 ratings
Jessie Mackay Award Best First Book Award (2006)
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Clung

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3.67 avg rating — 9 ratings
Jessie Mackay Award Best First Book Award (2005)
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The Adulterer's Bible

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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings
Jessie Mackay Award Best First Book Award (2004)
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Feeding the Dogs

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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings
Jessie Mackay Award Best First Book Award (2003)
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Husk: Poems by Chris Price

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liked it 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating
Jessie Mackay Award Best First Book Award (2002)
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Animals Indoors

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0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Jessie Mackay Award Best First Book Award (2001)
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The Art of Walking Upright

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4.43 avg rating — 30 ratings
Jessie Mackay Award Best First Book Award (2000)
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Unfamiliar Legends Of The S...

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3.33 avg rating — 3 ratings
Jessie Mackay Award Best First Book Award (1999)
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All Roads Lead to the Sea

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4.22 avg rating — 9 ratings
Jessie Mackay Award Best First Book Award (1998)
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Before The Divorce We Go To...

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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings
Jessie Mackay Award Best First Book Award (1997)
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