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Sharpening the blade, Anna Livesey

Someone else’s life Kapka Kassabova Auckland University Press, $24.95, ISBN 1869403045 Rat Tickling James Norcliffe Sudden Valley Press, $19.95, ISBN 0958209146 How To Occupy Ourselves David Howard and Fiona Pardington HeadworX, $29.95, ISBN 0473-094363 Someone else’s life is a sort…
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The gods gathering, John Dickson

Valparaiso Bob Orr Auckland University Press, $21.95, ISBN 1869402820 Human Scale Tony Beyer Sudden Valley Press, $16.95, ISBN 0958368481 The first time I read these two books, I read fast to find out whether I would want to read them…
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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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Cultivating their own garden, Harvey McQueen

Dialectic of Mud  Richard Reeve Auckland University Press, $19.95, ISBN 869402529 The Whole Forest  Nick Williamson Sudden Valley Press, $16.95, ISBN 095820912X Abstract Internal Furniture Helen Rickerby HeadworX, $19.95, ISBN 0473078570 Most New Zealand poetry is a private garden. The…
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Take one, Alistair Paterson

Shoot Mark Pirie Sudden Valley Press, $16.95, ISBN 0 9583684 4 9 Poetry has become increasingly a difficult art form: it demands something more than the tossing off of a few casual thoughts and feelings and putting them onto paper.…
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Neighbourhood watch, L E Scott

The Usefulness of Singing Helen Jacobs Sudden Valley Press, $16.95, ISBN 0 9583684 1 4 Legend of the Cool Secret Graham Lindsay Sudden Valley Press, $16.95, ISBN 0 9583684 6 5 Stone Moon Dark Water John Allison Sudden Valley Press,…
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In the inscrutable shadows, Lauris Edmond

Both Roads Taken John Allison Sudden Valley Press, $14.95, ISBN 0 473 04340 8 Pools over Stone  Helen Jacobs Sudden Valley Press, $14.95, ISBN 0 473 03996 6 Always Arriving David Gregory Sudden Valley Press, $14.95, ISBN 0 473 03994…
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