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Constant fizz and playful grace, Mark Houlahan

Alan Brunton: Beyond the Ohlala Mountains: Poems 1968-2002 Michele Leggott and Martin Edmond (eds) Titus Books, $38.00, ISBN 9781877441479 Sweeping the Courtyard: The Selected Poems of Michael Harlow Michael Harlow Cold Hub Press, $40.00, ISBN 9780473274207 My first Red Mole…
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The poem as stretch limo, Ian Wedde

Fq Alan Brunton Bumper Books, $32.95, ISBN 0958222541 The idea of the long poem as a stretch limo glides towards me. The vehicle is at once ostentatious and stylish, excessive and sleek. Displaying privilege, it also accommodates a raucous wedding-party…
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Light that fire, Lydia Wevers

Big Smoke: New Zealand Poems 1960-1975 eds Alan Brunton, Murray Edmond, Michele Leggott Auckland University Press, $49.95, ISBN 869402308 A thick black-and-white book with a beautiful cover illustration by Patrick Hanly taken from the second issue of Freed, Big Smoke…
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Poets from the Hazard Press and AUP, Max Anderson

In the First Place David Howard, Hazard Press, Christchurch, 1992, $19.95 Slow Passes Alan Brunton, Auckland University Press, 1991, $24.95 Karitane Postcards Rob Allan, Hazard Press, Christchurch, 1992, $19.95 Return to the Earth Graham Lindsay, Hazard Press, Christchurch, 1992, $19.95…
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