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Issue 90 Winter 2010

  Volume 20 | Number 1 | Issue 90 | Winter 2010 Letters Obituary: J C Sturm Martin Edmond: Gordon Brown, Towards a Promised Land: On the Life and Art of Colin McCahon Linley Boniface: “Frind of All Animals” (Imprints)

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Poem — John Newton

The Assassination of Kenneth Koch   At old St Mark’s, in the bowels of the Bowery, he reads from his mighty poem for peace, wherein are contained, by his own estimation, all the Pleasures of Peace that there could possibly

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Big schtick, Garth Baker

Antipodes Mark Price Longacre Press, $34.99, ISBN 9781877460364 Twisting Throttle America Mike Hyde HarperCollins, $39.99, ISBN 9781869507473 Sleeping with the Dead Marko Cunningham Random House, $37.99, ISBN 9781869792701 These books cover three different kinds of travel experience – a focus

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Poem — Judith Dell Panny

Quake As cracks spring wide along Wellington’s spine Slabs lift or lower, earth slides away Detaching the green cap, eroding embankments While towers subside, reshape, re-align Slabs lift or lower, earth slides away Runnels re-route and streams find new fissures

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Good returns, Cilla McQueen

Table Talk Kevin Ireland Cape Catley, $25.99, ISBN 9781877340246 Africa Alistair Paterson Puriri Press, $36.00, ISBN 9780908943364 The Lakes of Mars Chris Orsman Auckland University Press, $24.99, ISBN 9781869404086 The Worm in the Tequila Geoff Cochrane Victoria University Press, $25.00,

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The man who wished to be other, C K Stead

No Fretful Sleeper – A Life of Bill Pearson Paul Millar Auckland University Press, $59.99, ISBN 97818690404192  It must have been 40 years ago that Bill Pearson told me an anecdote about his first days at school. When he reached

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Public work, private life, Grace Millar

Looking For Answers: A Life of Elsie Locke Maureen Birchfield Canterbury University Press, $69.95, ISBN 9781877257803 Writing a biography of someone with broad interests and a long and well-documented life is a real challenge. Lives are messy and sprawl without

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Subtle conversation, Michael Sharkey

The Victims of Lightning Bill Manhire Victoria University Press, $25.00, ISBN 0780864736222 When this commission came, I’d recently re-read Manhire’s poetry from Malady to Lifted and his prose – the clever fables of The New Land, somehow redolent of Diderot’s

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Stirring times, Edmund Bohan

Collision Joanna Orwin HarperCollins, $36.99, ISBN 9781869507787 Banquo’s Son T K Roxborogh Penguin Books, $37.00, ISBN 9780143202493 The historical novel worldwide has possibly never enjoyed such a golden age as at present, with such remarkably diverse writers of quality as

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