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Issue 60 | October 2003

  Volume 13 | Number 4 | Issue 60| October 2003 Martin Edmond: Marja Bloem and Martin Browne, Colin McCahon: A Question of Faith; Damian Skinner, Don Binney: Nga Manu/Nga Motu – Birds/Islands Editorial Letters Les Cleveland: John Crawford and…
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Poem – Peter Bland

Storm Beach – Coromandel   All things swim and glitter. Ghostlike we glide Through nature and should not know our place again. Ralph Waldo Emerson A tsunami off the Kermadecs curdles the bay’s translucent blue. Mussel Reef’s out of reach…
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Faith and works, Martin Edmond

Colin McCahon: A Question of Faith Marja Bloem and Martin Browne Craig Potton Publishing, $59.95, ISBN 0908802919 Don Binney: Nga Manu/Nga Motu – Birds/Islands Damian Skinner Auckland University Press, $49.99, ISBN 186940288X In the set I moved with in Auckland…
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Blueprints for performance, Lisa Warrington

Song-Plays William Direen Alpha Books, [price unavailable], ISBN 0958326622 Peace Plays Kathleen Gallagher Doygal Press, $29.95, ISBN 0473088088 Vagabonds Lorae Parry Victoria University Press, $24.95, ISBN 0864734352 Puppetry, pirates, conscientious objectors, big business, morality tales, land wars, popular songs, poetry,…
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Relatively free speech, W K Hastings

Lynley Hood, in New Zealand Books June 2003, writes of a debate in which she just wanted to tell the truth “as I saw it”. So should everybody. What caught my attention about Ms Hood’s assertion was what might be…
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Play it again, John Smythe

Red Light Means Stop: Six Super Solos from Aotearoa NZ ed Vivienne Plumb The Women’s Play Press, $27.95, ISBN 0958231001 Readers of this potent volume of mostly solo plays may engage with them as literature, as texts “auditioning” for production,…
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The poetics of limitation, John O’Connor

Playing God Glenn Colquhoun Steele Roberts, $24.95, ISBN 1877228753 LOVEINABOOKSTOREORYOURMONEYBACK Sarah Quigley Auckland University Press, $21.95, ISBN 1869402847 People with Real Lives Don’t Need Landscapes John Dolan Auckland University Press, $21.99, ISBN 1869402871   Three books with apparently little in…
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War tourism, Les Cleveland

One Flag, One Queen, One Tongue: New Zealand, the British and the South African War ed John Crawford and Ian McGibbon Auckland University Press, $39.99, ISBN 1869402936 Landscapes of Conflict: A Field Guide to the New Zealand Wars Nigel Prickett…
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Inaugural award for Bill Sewell

The late Bill Sewell is the first recipient of the Lauris Edmond Memorial Award for Poetry in recognition of his achievements. Speaking on behalf of the Canterbury Poets Collective and the New Zealand Poetry Society, which set up the award,…
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Not in Wonderland now, Rosemary Lovell-Smith

Harry Wakatipu Comes the Mong Jack Lasenby Puffin Books, $15.95, ISBN 014331808X No Safe Harbour David Hill Mallinson Rendel, $16.95, ISBN 0908783760 Boy Next Door Penelope Todd Longacre Press, $16.95, ISBN 1877135763 Buddy V M Jones HarperCollins, $16.99, ISBN 1869504313…
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