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What to do before Next, Anne French

My heart goes swimming: New Zealand love poems Jenny Bornholdt and Greg O’Brien (eds) Godwit, $19.95 ISBN 0908877811 Go Round Power Please James Brown Victoria University Press, $19.95 ISBN 0864732899 The birds do it. The bees do it. So let’s…
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The art of complex simplicities, Jane Stafford

How We Met Jenny Bornholdt, Victoria University Press, $19.95 Simplicity in writing – as in life – is a very complicated matter, difficult to achieve and uncertain in its effect. Simplicity in poetry is usually achieved by sacrificing content and…
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15 writers: ‘You must read this’

Tell us about the book you want to give everyone for Christmas and/or the book you hope no one gives you for Christmas, we asked twenty-four of our top writers and critics. Fifteen of them dared to respond.   Jenny…
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Poetic accomplishments, Peter Simpson

Waiting Shelter Jenny Bornholdt, Victoria University Press, Wellington, 1991, $17.95 Angle of Repose Jean Lonie, Te Taa Haeretahi/ The Hand-in-Hand Press, Wellington, 1991 Making Tracks: A Selected 50 Poems Sam Hunt, Hazard Press, Christchurch, 1991, $14.95 Breeze Bob Orr, Auckland…
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