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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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Orphans and angst, Vivienne Jepsen

Ghost Net Lynn Davidson University of Otago Press, $,29.95 ISBN 1877276421 Swim Jackie Davis Penguin, $29.95, ISBN 0143018566 Dreams Lost Never Walked Raumoa Ormsby Vintage, $26.95, ISBN 1869415507 Electric Chad Taylor Jonathan Cape/Random House, $34.95, ISBN 0224069268 If these four

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Figuring out art history, Damian Skinner

FigureWork: The Nude and Life Modelling in New Zealand Art Sandra Chesterman University of Otago Press, $59.95, ISBN 1877276375 The Image Always Has the Last Word: On Contemporary New Zealand Painting and Photography Laurence Simmons Dunmore Press, $49.95, ISBN 0864694121

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Issue 52 | March 2002

  Volume 12 | Number 1 | Issue 52 | March 2002 Michael Laws: Brian Edwards, Helen: Portrait of a Prime Minister Editorial Shelagh Duckham Cox: Kirsty Gunn, Featherstone Simone Drichel: Alan Duff, Szabad Diana Bridge: “The route” (poem) Kim

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Challenged and challenging, Margaret Tennant

Politics in the Playground Helen May Bridget Williams Books with the New Zealand Council for Educational Research, $39.95, ISBN 1877242187 “Unfortunate Folk”: Essays on Mental Health Treatment 1863-1992 ed Barbara Brookes and Jane Thomson Otago University Press, $39.95, ISBN 187727609X New

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Posted in Education, Health, History, Non-fiction, Review, Sociology

The family way, Margot Schwass

Authors’ Choice: Leading New Zealand writers choose their favourite stories – and explain why ed Owen Marshall Penguin, $29.95, ISBN 0141005297 Short short stories, postmodern short stories, short stories by young writers, women writers, gay writers … In recent years,

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Botrytised emotion, John Huria

Piggy-back Moon Hone Tuwhare Godwit, $29.95, ISBN 1869620771 Hone Tuwhare’s thirteenth collection is the result of his time as Te Mata Estate poet laureate. It isn’t his most consistent vintage, and I have some reservations about a corked poem or

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The Christchurch Crucible, Greg Newbold

A City Possessed: The Christchurch Civic Creche Case Lynley Hood Longacre Press, $59.95, ISBN 1877135623 At the end of March 1992, when I heard about the arrest of Peter Ellis on a number of charges relating to the sexual abuse

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Forging an ideology, Philip Temple

Paradise Reforged: A History of the New Zealanders. From the 1880s to the Year 2000 James Belich Allen Lane/ Penguin, $59.95, ISBN 0713991720 One person’s “History of the New Zealanders” over a period of 120 years can never be complete,

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