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Issue 54 | August 2002

  Volume 12 | Number 3 | Issue 54 | August 2002 David Hill: Jack Lasenby, Kalik Editorial Letters Elizabeth Caffin: Elizabeth Knox, Billie’s Kiss Alan Horsman: Julius Vogel (ed Roger Robinson), Anno Domini 2000 or Woman’s Destiny Don Aimer:…
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Issue 50 | October 2001

  Volume 11 | Number 4 | Issue 50 | October 2001 Mark Amery: Roger Horrocks, Len Lye: A Biography Janet Charman: “snowing down south” (poem) Editorial Correspondence Patricia Grace on Pinocchio David Howard: “Now here” (poem) Jenny Pattrick: Ann…
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Some Content May Disturb, David Hill

Kalik Jack Lasenby Longacre, $14.95, ISBN 01877135593 Why should I have to review Lasenby? After all, the guy’s beaten me far too often in far too many Children’s Book Awards. I’ll review him because his Travellers quartet of Young Adult…
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Poem – C K Stead

Washington (Recalling Horace III 30)   Summer arriving late your poet’s remembering takes him where marbled Lincoln looked down the long reflecting water and you and he, Cynara, walked and talked three days over that hallowed ground. Let me tell…
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Beyond Treaty illiteracy, Richard Hill

Healing Our History: The Challenge of the Treaty of Waitangi Robert Consedine and Joanna Consedine Penguin Books, $29.95, ISBN 0141004487 The Treaty of Waitangi and the Control of Language Richard Dawson Institute of Policy Studies, $29.00, ISBN 0908935552 I have…
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Poem – Vivienne Plumb

The Waiting Room   You are the space I have to go to before teeth, before tickets, before examination, and lying on the funny little bed, before the train, the plane, the exam, the interview, the sudden realisation, the notification,…
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Four to tango, Lawrence Jones

Here at the End of the World We Learn to Dance Lloyd Jones Penguin Books, $34.95, ISBN 014308183 No reader of Lloyd Jones’s last novel, The Book of Fame, Winner of the Deutz medal in 2001, would have been able…
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Voice-over, Michaelanne Forster

The Big OE  Nigel McCarter Tandem Press, $24.95, ISBN 18771788837 A Snake in the Shrine – Journeys with Nobby through Middle Japan  David Geraghty University of Otago Press, $29.95, ISBN 1877276138 When I picked up The Big OE by Nigel…
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Herons, dogs, lorikeets, Kim Griggs

Fool’s Paradise Steve Braunias Random House, $24.95, ISBN 1869414837 Sit Joe Bennett Hazard Press, $19.95, ISBN 1877270105 From the Heart Helen Brown HarperCollins, $24.95, ISBN 1869503996 According to Phillip Lopate, editor of The Art of the Personal Essay, the personal…
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Disquiet’s the theme, Roger Robinson

Taking Off  Brian Turner Victoria University Press, $24.95, ISBN 0864734239 A poet in his prime falls almost silent for ten years. When his new collection at last appears, it opens with a sad song of music overheard, that also asks,…
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