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Tousled and tart, Emma Neale

London Notebook  Mark Pirie Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop, $24.95, ISBN 1869420586 Wild Daisies: The Best of Bub Bridger  Bub Bridger Mallinson Rendel, $34.95, ISBN 0908783973 Your Secret Life  Harry Ricketts HeadworX, $24.99, ISBN 0476101300 Presenting Pirie’s new collection as…
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Here’s looking at you, kid, John O’Connor

Gallery: A Selection Mark Pirie Salt Publishing, $29.95, ISBN 1876857242 Toku Tinihanga: Selected Poems 1982-2002 Michael O’Leary HeadworX, $26.95, ISBN 0473090066 Walking the Land Kevin Ireland Hazard Press, $21.95, ISBN 1877270520 We live in the age of celebrity. This has…
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Laughter in the dark, Terry Locke

No Joke  Mark Pirie Sudden Valley Press, $22.95, ISBN 0958209103 Excuse me, would you mind putting me on to Mark Pirie… if that’s his real name. Oh, it is? Yes, thank you. Look, Mark, I thought you might like some…
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Poem — Mark Pirie

Worlds for Jenny   Yesterday in the street a young girl stopped me to ask if I’d caught a ball from the new stadium yet. And I smiled back at her knowing that was her world. I thought about Dunedin,…
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Willow pattern poetry, Mark Pirie

A Kind of Kingdom James Norcliffe Victoria University Press, $24.95, ISBN 0 86473 351 8 James Norcliffe lives in Christchurch – a place that has, in 
 recent years, become a hive of poetic activity. Its pub-lishers such as Sudden Valley…
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