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Publisher Profiles 2: Bridget Williams Books, Fiona Kidman

‘I have a commitment to social justice and equality. I don’t believe there should be poverty in New Zealand like there is now. That’s the social background to my publishing’, says Bridget Williams. The publishing office of Bridget Williams Books

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From teapots to platters: a vital potter, Brian Carmody

Doreen Blumhardt, Teacher and Potter Marion McLeod, Daphne Brasell Associates, Wellington, 1991, $21.95 In a world where books on artists and craftsmen are often loaded with jargon and preoccupied with the personal psychology of the subject, Doreen Blumhardt, Teacher and Potter,

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Poem — Leonard Lambert

Sonless Man   Sonless man, soft murderer. made of this daughter a loud unlovely boy, as if a man should swap yarns with a fern or force a rough acquaintance with the mysteries of the earth, Sonless man, shy killer,

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Blurred portrait of a painter, Mark Stocker

Alan Pearson: His Life and art Denys Trussell, Hazard Press, Christchurch, 1991, $75 Biography is one thing and hagiography quite another. Sadly, Denys Trussell has failed to realise the difference in his readable, provocative but deeply flawed biography of the painter

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The poetry scene today, Tony Beyer

Tony Beyer: Inspired by an affronted sense of mission: the poetry scene today That it is possible to attempt a full and satisfying existence without ever reading or thinking about poetry is demonstrated in the way of life chosen by the vast

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A lifelong acrimonious argument: portrait of Patrick White, A F Bellette

Patrick White: a Life David Marr, Cape, London, 1991, $49.95 In future each issue will contain at least one review of an important book published outside New Zealand. Here A F Bellette reviews the first biography of Australia’s perhaps greatest

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Do they have talent?: they sure have chutzpah, Anne French

Between these Hills Vivienne Plumb (ed), Between these Hills Collective, Wellington, 1991 White Feathers: An Anthology of New Zealand and Pacific Island Poetry on the Theme of Peace Terry Locke, Peter Low and John Winslade (eds), Hazard Press, Christchurch, 1991,

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On top of Mount Cook: women’s worlds, Shelagh Duckham Cox

The Book of New Zealand Women: Ko Kui Ma Te Kaupapa Charlotte Macdonald, Merimeri Penfold and Bridget Williams (eds), Bridget Williams Books, Wellington, 1991, $45 You could start to read The Book of New Zealand Women at the beginning and make your way

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Poetic accomplishments, Peter Simpson

Waiting Shelter Jenny Bornholdt, Victoria University Press, Wellington, 1991, $17.95 Angle of Repose Jean Lonie, Te Taa Haeretahi/ The Hand-in-Hand Press, Wellington, 1991 Making Tracks: A Selected 50 Poems Sam Hunt, Hazard Press, Christchurch, 1991, $14.95 Breeze Bob Orr, Auckland

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Editorial — Issue 4

This issue reflects the intense activity of women as writers, publishers, painters and participants in every conceivable activity from those presented in The Book of New Zealand Women to a lively figure of an earlier age, Lady Barker, whose classic

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