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On display, Stuart Murray

Making Ends Meet: Essays and Talks 1992-2004 Ian Wedde Victoria University Press, $39.95, ISBN 086473503 In the title essay of this wonderful collection, originally given as a talk on issues of research and archiving at the National Library of New…
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Hymns, history and haemorrhoids, Janet Hughes

Three Regrets and a Hymn to Beauty Ian Wedde Auckland University Press, $22.00, ISBN 1869403495 Afternoon of an Evening Train Gregory O’Brien Victoria University Press, $21.99, ISBN 9864735014 Oooooo…..!!! Hone Tuwhare Steele Roberts, $24.95, ISBN 1877338699 Footfall Brian Turner Godwit,…
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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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The commonplace sublime, John Davidson

The Commonplace Odes Ian Wedde Auckland University Press, $19.95, ISBN 1869402480 The Commonplace Odes is Ian Wedde’s first collection of  poetry to appear since The Drummer (1993), and to a significant extent it owes its existence to the Roman poet…
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More the activity than the goal, Mac Jackson

How To Be Nowhere: Essays and Texts 1971‑1994  Ian Wedde Victoria University Press, $49.95 ISBN 086473 249X This book has an index of names. There are about 560, from Laurence Aberhart to Jane Zusters. Marie Antoinette is followed by Billy…
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Language listening to itself, Peter Crisp

The Drummer Ian Wedde, Auckland University Press, $18.95 The poem is a place where language listens to itself. Often it can be an occasion for acute soundings, where nods and glances tug at every cadence. Poetry today can be edgy…
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