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Issue 109 Autumn 2015

Volume 25| Number 1 |  Issue 109 | Autumn 2015 Letters Colin Peacock: Nicky Hager, Dirty Politics: How Attack Politics is Poisoning New Zealand’s Political Environment; Michael Field, The Catch: How Fishing Companies Reinvented Slavery and Plunder the Oceans Emma…
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Letters — Issue 109

Mud on the tracks I want to say a few things about some connotations in the review of my third novel, Glam Rock Boyfriends (NZB Spring 2014). Nick Bollinger, your reviewer, is an expert re rock music, so I was…
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Lifting the lid, Colin Peacock

Dirty Politics: How Attack Politics is Poisoning New Zealand’s Political Environment Nicky Hager Craig Potton Publishing, $35.00, ISBN 9781927213360 The Catch: How Fishing Companies Reinvented Slavery and Plunder the Oceans Michael Field Awa Press, $40.00, ISBN 9781927249024   “Laws are…
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Poem — Siobhan Harvey

Cloudboy Sees the Sky Break (more…)
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From near and far, Pip Adam

The Shark Party Janet Colson Escalator Press, $30.00, ISBN 9780473295141 Run Thomas Run Kate Carty Escalator Press, $30.00, ISBN 9780473295240 The Silver Gaucho Jackie Ballantyne The Doby Press, $35.00, ISBN 9780473275259 In a lot of ways, these books represent work…
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Necromancy and piety, John O’Leary

A Blighted Fame: George S Evans 1802-1868, A Life Helen Riddiford Victoria University Press, $60.00, ISBN 9780864738967 For Gallant Service Rendered: The Life & Times of Samuel Austin Barbara Mabbett Steele Roberts, $35.00, ISBN 9781877577710   Biography is a strange…
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Exploring the biographers, Tom Brooking

Frank Worsley: Shackleton’s Fearless Captain John Thomson Craig Potton, $50.00 ISBN 9781927213124 Dumont d’Urville: Explorer and Polymath Edward Duyker Otago University Press, $70.00 ISBN 9781877578700   Here we have two very different approaches to writing about the history of European…
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eSensual readings, Murray Bramwell

Essential New Zealand Poems: Facing the Empty Page Siobhan Harvey, James Norcliffe and Harry Ricketts (eds) Godwit, $45.00, ISBN 9781775534594 So what makes poems essential? In their introduction to this most appealing collection, the three editors mull over the problem…
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The sliding door in the dark, Airini Beautrais

The Lonely Nude Emily Dobson Victoria University Press, $25.00, ISBN 9780864739292 Cinema Helen Rickerby Mākaro Press, $25.00, ISBN 9780473276485 Waha/Mouth Hinemoana Baker Victoria University Press, $25.00, ISBN 9780864739704 I have often wondered how far poetry can stray into the mundane,…
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