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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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Bubble jets of yearning, Murray Bramwell

Dante’s Heaven Jan Kemp Puriri Press, $30.00, ISBN 090894330X Beauty Sleep Kate Camp Victoria University Press, $24.95, ISBN 0864735111 The Gas Leak Anna Jackson Auckland University Press, $21.99, ISBN 1869403568 In the fragile world of poetry publishing it is always…
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Poem – Jan Kemp

Staunch (i.m. Michael King 1945 – 2004 & Maria Jungowska 1949 – 2004)   I’d have wished you a gentler death in keeping with generosity & deft, liquid speech, yours of right, Michael, not this bizarre fireballing out, though your…
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Poem – Jan Kemp

from Two tohunga waiata on one crescent “Writing is learning how to die” – Ilse Aichinger   Purely accidental the addresses were similar only the street numbers differed and the minds of the men and what they said under the…
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Fruit ‘n nut, Emma Neale

Only One Angel Jan Kemp University of Otago Press, $24.95, ISBN 1877276170 Snowing Down South Janet Charman Auckland University Press, $21.95, ISBN 1869402685 After publishing a poem in a church magazine, and receiving messages from people all over the country…
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Down memory lane, Bernadette Hall

Axis: Poems & Drawings Cilla McQueen Otago University Press, $34.95, ISBN 1877276065 The Sky’s Enormous Jug Jan Kemp Puriri Press, $24.00, ISBN 0908943199 Stairdancing Janet Hughes Wai-te-ata Press, $24.95, ISBN 1877159077 It was a rather odd experience writing this particular…
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Poem – Jan Kemp

Rain   The night you flew away it rained soft rain to veil your going rain which knows you’ll return. I’ll be there on the other side of the glass in your reflection when you look for me in this…
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A pre-occupation with family, Ronda Cooper

Swimmers, Dancers Michelle Leggott, Auckland University Press, 1991, $16.95 The Other Hemisphere Jan Kemp, Three Continents Press/ Brick Row Publishing, Auckland, 1991, $19.95 Orpheus and other poems Meg Campbell, Te Kotare Press, Pukerua Bay, 1990, $15.95 Michelle Leggott’s second collection…
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