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People like us, Jane Westaway

Holy Days Joy Cowley Penguin, $34.95, ISBN 0141004169 Breakwater Kate Duignan Victoria University Press, $24.95, ISBN 0864734174 Floating the Fish on Bamboo Adrienne Jansen HarperCollins, $24.95, ISBN 1869503988 Domestic realism is the meat and potatoes of contemporary fiction. So it

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Lagoon-level view, Martin Sutton

In Polynesia Antony Alpers Hazard Press, $29.95, ISBN 1877161802 For over forty years, Antony Alpers has given us books which all share as their main themes the diametrically opposed but often intersecting realms of myth and reality, fact and fiction.

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“These Russians”, Natasha Templeton

Katerina: The Russian World of Katherine Mansfield Joanna Woods Penguin, $39.95, ISBN 0143018051 Manhattan. The buildings of Columbia merge into midwinter murk. I enter a warm cave of bookshelves. In the beam of a desk lamp, Rufus W Mathewson is

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Localising the global, George Griffiths

From Tamaki-makau-rau to Auckland R C J Stone Auckland University Press, $59.95, ISBN 1869402596 Rolling Thunder: the Spirit of Karekare Bob Harvey Exisle Publishing, $39.95, ISBN 0908988176 Remembering Godley: a Portrait of Canterbury’s Founder ed  Mark Stocker Hazard Press, $29.95,

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To sing the last word, Janet Wilson

Oh There You Are Tui! New and Selected Poems Dinah Hawken Victoria University Press, $29.95, ISBN  0864734107 From the outset of her poetic career, one of the most promising debuts in recent New Zealand writing with It has No Sound

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Love and other animals, Susan Paris

Return to One Foot Island  Graeme Lay Penguin, $18.95, ISBN 0141313706 Peri Penelope Todd Longacre, $14.95, ISBN 1877135658 Owl  Joanna Orwin Longacre, $16.95, ISBN 1877135585 50 Short Short Stories by Young New Zealanders  ed Graeme Lay Tandem Press, $19.95, ISBN

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Zigzags and jags, John Horrocks

Rhyming Planet David Eggleton Steele Roberts, $19.95, ISBN 1877228567 Clearances Alan Riach Hazard Press, $21.95, ISBN 18772700705 Acetylene Geoff Cochrane Victoria University Press, $24.95, ISBN 0864734190 David Eggleton, street entertainer, licensed to rave, appears in a surprisingly subdued pose on

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Issue 53 Autumn 2001

  Volume 11 | Number 1 | Issue 53 | Autumn 2001 Anne French: Lauris Edmond, An Autobiography; Selected Poems 1975-2000 Editorial Peter Wells: Dennis McEldowney, The World Regained; Vanya Lowry, From the Wisteria Bush Louise White: “Rituals” (poem) Nicholas

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Poem — Louise White

Rituals   Sprung from the trunk of a treefern, a backbone curves against the sky. It was the same then, early morning under manuka, the slab secured between branches, a smoke-house dangling on rope. The knife paused in my father’s

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The grit and the grog, Gerry Evans

Crew Culture: New Zealand Seafarers under Sail and Steam Neil Atkinson Te Papa Press, $39.95, ISBN 0909010818 An Errand of Mercy: Captain Jacob Eckhoff and the loss of the Kakanui Redmer Yska Banshee Books, $29.95, ISBN 0473076993 “For more than

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