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Not enough clash and clang, Anna Livesey

Cup  Alison Wong Steele Roberts, $19.99, ISBN 1877338761 The Joy of a Ming Vase  Ruth Dallas Otago University Press, $29.95, ISBN 1877372307 Brief Lives  Chris Price Auckland University Press, $27.99, ISBN 1869403630 The Word Went Round David Howard Otago University…
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Sharpening the blade, Anna Livesey

Someone else’s life Kapka Kassabova Auckland University Press, $24.95, ISBN 1869403045 Rat Tickling James Norcliffe Sudden Valley Press, $19.95, ISBN 0958209146 How To Occupy Ourselves David Howard and Fiona Pardington HeadworX, $29.95, ISBN 0473-094363 Someone else’s life is a sort…
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Controlled randomness, Kai Jensen

Shebang: Collected Poems 1980-2000  David Howard Steele Roberts, $24.95, ISBN 1877228591 I associate volumes of Collected Poems with poetic fame –  long sequence of small books, most now out of print, requiring a full collection to satisfy the demands of…
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Poem – David Howard

Now here   Family snaps in leatherette albums prove “nothing lasts forever” (thanks Mum) as shadows crawl on their stomachs, the sun sinks in the West you never won. Looming into the tedium waiters understand the way nostrils understand incense,…
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Being elsewhere, Janet Hughes

Landscape with Lines Diana Bridge Auckland University Press, $19.95 ISBN 1869401522 Antipodes Michael Jackson Auckland University Press, $19.95 ISBN 1869401581 Surprising the Slug Bernard Brown Cape Catley, $17.95 ISBN 0 908561504 Celebrating Stones Nadine LaHatte Puriri Press, $25.00 ISBN 0…
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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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