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Issue 87 | Spring 2009

  Volume 19 | Number 3 | Issue 87 | Spring 2009 Letters Harry Ricketts: Jenny Bornholdt, The Rocky Shore Sue McCauley: Fiona Kidman, Beside the Dark Pool Michael Hulse: Vincent O’Sullivan, Further Convictions Pending: Poems 1998-2008 Murray Bramwell: Janet…
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Talk with the dead, Rachel Nunns

Letters to Doctor Dee and other Poems James Norcliffe, Hazard Press, $16.95 The KM File and other Poems with Katherine Mansfield Riemke Ensing, Hazard Press, $16.95 Kapiti Poems Six Meg Campbell (ed), Rawhiti Press, price not given   In his…
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Issue 9 | Winter 1993

  Volume 3 | Number 1 | Issue 9 | Winter 1993 Editorial Letters Harry Ricketts: Maurice Shadbolt, One of Ben’s; Keith Sinclair, Halfway Round the Harbour Mary Roberts: James Bertram, Capes of China Slide Away Elizabeth Smither: Maurice Gee,…
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Publisher’s Profiles 7, Daphne Brasell Associates, Helen Forlong

The quiet atmosphere in the light-filled, softly carpeted offices of Daphne Brasell Associates in the romantic Wellington suburb of Thorndon belies the frantic pace of a business which has produced at least 40 books from its press, hundreds of government…
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The Final Volume, Peter Whiteford

Moontalk Keith Sinclair, Auckland University Press, $19.95   Moontalk is Keith Sinclair’s fifth volume of poetry, coming some twenty years after his last collection, The Firewheel Tree (1973). As the sub-title implies, this volume includes a selection (which the blurb…
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Staging the past, Phillip Mann

Passing Through and other Plays Mervyn Thompson, Hazard Press, Christchurch, $29.95 Daughters of Heaven Michelanne Forster, New Zealand Playscripts, Victoria University Press 1992, $12.95 Joyful and Triumphant Robert Lord, New Zealand Playscripts, Victoria University Press, $14.95 In a recent book…
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Letter from Auckland, Iain Sharp

Earlier this year I was asked to write a short profile of Maurice Gee for Pacific Way, the Air New Zealand in-flight magazine. This involved a long-distance call from the Pacific Way office in Auckland to Gee’s home in Wellington…
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Poem — Anne French

The poetry reading at the end of the world   It is a very big anthology. Everyone in the world who ever wrote a poem is in it. I am, as it happens, represented by something I’d rather forget (that’s…
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Green thoughts, Judith Dale

The Garden as a Room: Decorating and Furnishing the New Zealand Garden Robin Shafer, Random House, $39.95 The Dry Garden: Gardening with drought-tolerant plants Jane Taylor, Godwit, $59.95 Delights of Floral Languages, Delights of Lavender, Delights of Little Flowers, Delights…
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The loneliness of the short distance columnist, A K Grant

5 Days in Las Vegas Raybon Kan, Daphne Brasell Associates Press, $29.95   I must confess to a personal grievance in relation to this book, a collection of pieces, mostly from the Dominion or the Listener, by the gifted young…
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