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Touch of darkness, Sarah Jane Barnett

Shadow Play James Norcliffe Proverse Hong Kong ISBN 9789881993588 Great South Road and South Side Tony Beyer Puriri Press ISBN 9780908943395 Remnants Leonard Lambert Steele Roberts ISBN 9781927242285 Curriculum Vitae Harold Jones Xlibris ISBN 9781493137527 (e-book also available) James Norcliffe…
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In or out, Hugh Roberts

Dream Boat: Selected Poems Tony Beyer HeadworX, $34.99, ISBN 9780473126520 Making Lists for Frances Hodgkins Paula Green Auckland University Press, $24.99,  ISBN 9781869404024 Mr Maui’s Monologues  Peter Bland Steele Roberts, $24.99, ISBN 9781877448270 In Continents  Richard Reeve  Auckland University Press,…
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Eczema and ampersands, Janet Hughes

Sing-song  Anne Kennedy Auckland University Press, $24.95, ISBN 1869402952 Electric Yachts Tony Beyer Puriri Press, $26, ISBN 0908943253 Nonsense Nick Ascroft Victoria University Press, $24.95, ISBN 0864734514 Imagine a sequence of 80-odd poems centred on a case of eczema. That’s…
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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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Tony Beyer’s new moves, Tom Weston

The Male Voice Tony Beyer Dead Poets’ Books, $9.95, ISBN 1 877185 00 0 The Century Tony Beyer HeadworX, $19.95, ISBN 0 473 05154 0 It must be 15 years or more ago that Tony Beyer’s poem “New Moves” appeared…
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The poetry scene today, Tony Beyer

Tony Beyer: Inspired by an affronted sense of mission: the poetry scene today That it is possible to attempt a full and satisfying existence without ever reading or thinking about poetry is demonstrated in the way of life chosen by…
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A poetic resurgence, Tony Beyer

An Open Return Alan Riach, Untold Books, Wellington, 1991, $23 Paper Boats Peter Bland, John McIndoe, Dunedin, 1991, $16.95 The Man of Paradise Denys Trussell, Hudson/ Cresset, Auckland, (distrib Brick Row Publishers. PO Box 100-057, Auckland 10), 1991, $17.95 The…
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