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Obituary – Peter Wells (1950-2019)

Obituary Peter Wells (1950-2019) Siobhan Harvey Into the apparent silence of diverse voices in Aotearoa New Zealand literature, award-winning novelist, essayist, historian, anthologist, filmmaker and playwright, Peter Wells spoke. His was an articulation which, in life, was strong, uncompromising, inquisitive,…
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Poem — Siobhan Harvey

Cloudboy Sees the Sky Break (more…)
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eSensual readings, Murray Bramwell

Essential New Zealand Poems: Facing the Empty Page Siobhan Harvey, James Norcliffe and Harry Ricketts (eds) Godwit, $45.00, ISBN 9781775534594 So what makes poems essential? In their introduction to this most appealing collection, the three editors mull over the problem…
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Literary litmus tests, Siobhan Harvey

Dark Jelly  Alice Tawhai Huia, $30.00, ISBN 9781869694760   The Desolation Angel Tim Wilson Victoria University Press, $35.00, ISBN 9780864736482   Bird North and Other Stories Breton Dukes Victoria University Press, $35.00, ISBN 9780864736901   More than any other literary…
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Public chatter, Nelson Wattie

  Words Chosen Carefully: New Zealand Writers in Discussion Siobhan Harvey (ed) Cape Catley, $44.99, ISBN 9781877340307   Fifteen New Zealand writers interviewed by 15 more: 30 of them talking enthusiastically about their craft and themselves. In her introduction the…
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Feminist with a small f, Siobhan Harvey

Walking to Africa  Jessica Le Bas Auckland University Press, $24.99, ISBN 9781869404468 Bloodclot Tusiata Avia Victoria University Press, $25.00, ISBN 9780864735935 How to Live by the Sea Lynn Davidson Victoria University Press, $25.00, ISBN 9780864735997 The Mirror of Simple Annihilated…
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Demystifying the process, Siobhan Harvey

Insights: New Zealand Artists Talk about Creativity Gareth Shute (ed) Reed, $29.99, ISBN 1869418247   “The more you reason,” counselled Raymond Chandler, “the less you create.” Before he began working on his latest book, Insights: New Zealand Artists Talk About Creativity,…
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