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Poem — Leonard Lambert

The Enamelled Box   When they unearth the mass graves and discover the rivers of blood, or even stop to puzzle over a million lost golf-balls, may they also find medical instruments of ingenious design and exquisite precision; Let them

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Poem — Leonard Lambert

Hinterland   What lands lie east of here? North and south are known, and west, but to the east, to my left, the country folds in upon itself and falls away, rising in the near distance to a long tableland.

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Touch of darkness, Sarah Jane Barnett

Shadow Play
James Norcliffe
Proverse Hong Kong
ISBN 9789881993588

Great South Road and South Side
Tony Beyer
Puriri Press
ISBN 9780908943395

Remnants
Leonard Lambert
Steele Roberts
ISBN 9781927242285

Curriculum Vitae
Harold Jones
Xlibris
ISBN 9781493137527 (e-book also available)

James Norcliffe is an award-winning writer, editor, and teacher who has published six collections of poetry. Published five years after his last collection, Shadow Play was a finalist for the annual international Proverse Prize in 2011. The collection is one of curiosity in action. In a generous preface, Bernadette Hall sums up the appeal of Norcliffe’s poetry: his “quick, clever, jinky words” and “gift for being seriously funny”. While Norcliffe excels at whimsy, the poems are also wry and accomplished, especially the exceptional “Lost in Nineveh”, “Ichthyosaurus” and “Towards the Mountain” (a poem for Pat Hammond).

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Poem — Leonard Lambert

Riders to the Shore Surf I never saw as merely what happens to ocean when it meets the shallows – waves to me were always more akin to living things, a kind of water-beast, the sea’s attempt at entity. Summer

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Poem — Leonard Lambert

Community Service   Any inland town a washed-out afternoon, life is not quite a gift, more like a sentence – community service of a sort. Pushing prams getting the kids off to school, wondering what to do about the fucking

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From the edges, Anna Livesey

It Was a Tuesday Morning Peter Olds Hazard Press, $25.00, ISBN 187727075X Natural Anthem Leonard Lambert HeadworX, $19.95, ISBN 0473098032 Recessional Harvey McQueen HeadworX, $19.95, ISBN 0476002710 Peter Olds published work in the iconoclastic literary magazine Freed in the late

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Poem — Leonard Lambert

In the Garden Place, amoroso   Coming in from every boxed and metal thing I stumbled on this courtly crowd – I was on my best behaviour, hope it showed. Down every aisle I nodded, noted every winning smile –

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Poem — Leonard Lambert

Me & You, Mills & Boon CHAPTER ONE. We met among trees and the round familiar walked again the lovely gullies and all their wooded ways, nodding at the hidden houses where the blue sea winks at every window and

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Poem — Leonard Lambert

Seacorn For Bob Orr, who knows that coast   You sent me down for sea‑corn deep among the rocks below the jetty ‑ It’s a delicacy, you said. Pick one of three. At the bach we found the water off,

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Persevere, dear reader, Leonard Lambert

Best Beakerful Dean Farran Productions, Christchurch, 1991, $12 Missing Parts: poems 1977-1990 Alan Loney, Hazard Press, Christchurch, 1991, $19.95 Metaphysics for Fun Ross Fraser, Dragonfly Press, Auckland, 1991, $15 Waiheke Art and Poetry  Pamela Reid (ed), P O Box 202,

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