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What if? Susan Pearce

The Shingle Bar Sea Monster and Other Stories
Laura Solomon
Proverse Hong Kong
ISBN 9789888167357

Rising to the Surface
Latika Vasil
Steele Roberts
ISBN 9781927242124

Blood and Koka Kola
Christodoulos E G Moisa
One Eyed Press
ISBN 9781483911298

Each short story I love is distinguished by a different, glowing, coherent consciousness. To achieve that, a vital, even chaotic impulse towards life must propel the first writing. Yet the chaos can only be transmuted into that ardent consciousness by a disciplined awareness of language, cadence, characterisation, structure and so on. And the stories’ originating ideas must be pushed far enough to satisfy.

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Wry observations, Alison Parr

Kapiti Poems Five Rawhiti Press, Pukerua Bay, 1990, $15 Archipelago, The Ocean Soliloquies Denys Trussell, Hudson/ Cresset Publishing, Auckland, 1991, $17.95 Mikrokosmos Koenraad Kuiper, One Eyed Press, Waikanae, 1990, $15 Kapiti Poems Five is a sturdy collection stemming largely from

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