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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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A place to go ‘where your life, Alan Riach

Mutes & Earthquakes: Bill Manhire’s Creative Writing Course at Victoria University ed Bill Manhire Victoria University Press, $34.95, ISBN 0 86473 318 6 In his 1965 book on Picasso, John Berger said: “Events in our century occur on a global…
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With more to be said, Alan Riach

Atua Wera Kendrick Smithyman Auckland University Press, $34.95, ISBN 1 86940 157 3 A cynical critic, if asked whether Atua Wera should be described as Kendrick Smithyman’s masterpiece and one of New Zealand’s major poems, might reply like the Frenchman…
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Away from home, David Eggleton

First and Last Songs Alan Riach Auckland University Press, $19.95, ISBN 1 869401220 Photographs Albert Wendt Auckland University Press, $19.95, ISBN 1 869401220 The notes at the back refer to quotations from Robert Burns’ Poems and Songs, and on the…
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A poetic resurgence, Tony Beyer

An Open Return Alan Riach, Untold Books, Wellington, 1991, $23 Paper Boats Peter Bland, John McIndoe, Dunedin, 1991, $16.95 The Man of Paradise Denys Trussell, Hudson/ Cresset, Auckland, (distrib Brick Row Publishers. PO Box 100-057, Auckland 10), 1991, $17.95 The…
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