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The limits of light, Richard Millington

Celanie: Poems and Drawings after Paul Celan  Jack Ross (poems), Emma Smith (drawings) Pania Press, $30.00, ISBN 9780473224844 Among the measures of esteem for the poetry of Paul Celan (1920-1970), the number, calibre and dedication of his translators are probably…
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Wearing their ethics on their sleeves, Jack Ross

Mortal Fire Elizabeth Knox Gecko Press, $30.00, ISBN 9781877579530 Dear Vincent Mandy Hager Random House, $20.00, ISBN 9781775533276 There was a time when I used to wait eagerly for each new YA novel by Margaret Mahy. Starting with The Haunting…
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The Italian job, David Groves

Kendrick Smithyman, Campana to Montale: Versions from Italian  Jack Ross and Marco Sonzogni (eds) Novi Ligure, Edizioni Joker,€ 20.00, ISBN 9788875362645   This book is the culmination of a project which began with the 1999 publication in Landfall of seven…
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Sounds like us, Harry Ricketts

Classic New Zealand Poets in Performance Jack Ross and Jan Kemp (eds) Auckland University Press, $45.00,  ISBN 9781869403676 Contemporary New Zealand Poets in Performance Jack Ross and Jan Kemp (eds) Auckland University Press, $45.00,  ISBN 9781869403959 Wordsworth had a Northern…
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Same notes, different tunes, Jenny DeBell

The Six Pack: Winning Writing from New Zealand Book Month 2006  John Campbell (introduction) New Zealand Book Month with Whitireia Publishing, $6.00, ISBN 1877192279 The Best New Zealand Fiction 3 Fiona Kidman (ed) Vintage, $34.99, ISBN 1869417976 Sunday 22: The…
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Strange days in the language school, Mark Houlahan

Monkey Miss Her Now & Everything a Teenage Girl Should Know Jack Ross Danger Publications, [no price given], ISBN 047600182X Fool Moon Murray Edmond Auckland University Press, $27.99, ISBN 1869403169 Crosswind Paula Green Auckland University Press, $27.99, ISBN 186940324x Clung…
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Referencing the self, James Norcliffe

Storyteller  Simon Williamson HeadworX, $29.95, ISBN 0473086220 Boat People Tim Jones HeadworX, $19.95, ISBN 0473087456 Chantal’s Book  Jack Ross HeadworX, $19.95, ISBN 0473087448 Through his Wellington HeadworX publishing house Mark Pirie has become something of a phenomenon in recent years…
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