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Janet Wilson: Distinctive depictions of childhood

Pomare Elizabeth Knox Victoria University Press, 1994, $19.95 What is it about Elizabeth Knox’s writing that divides readers into devotees or detractors, into those who do and those who don’t enjoy her work? Her first novel, After Z‑Hour (1987), which…
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Denis Welch: Dreary duty and repulsive habit

Tart and Juicy: Food Stories from Australian and New Zealand Writers Michael Gifkins (ed) Vintage, $24.95 When some people write about food, they do it so mouth‑wateringly that you have to raid the pantry immediately. With one or two exceptions,…
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Aorewa McLeod: A single woman’s search

Three sea stories Jean Watson Daphne Brasell Associates, 1994, $29.95 Also by Jean Watson: Stand in the rain, Pegasus Press, 1965, reprinted A&U/ Port Nicholson Press, 1986; The balloon watchers, Dunmore 1975; The world is an orange and the sun,…
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Letters – Issue 13

Dear Editor Professor Clark’s review of our book in Vol 3, No 3 [#11, December 1993] has recently been drawn to my attention. I have always had the understanding that the task of a reviewer is to summarise the content…
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Editorial – Issue 13

Editorial: June 1994 George Bush could never get the hang of the “vision thing”. No matter, he beat Michael Dukakis who had vision but a myopic one. Then Bush got beaten by Bill Clinton because Americans thought they were in…
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Issue 13 | June 1994

Volume 4 | Number 1 | Issue 13 | June 1994 Editorial — June 1994 Letters — June 1994 Bill Sewell: Cilla McQueen, Crik’ey: New and Selected Poems 1978-1994 Charles Croot: New Zealand Poetry Society, New Zealand Haiku Anthology; and…
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Anne French: A range of slim poses

Stopped and Expounding, poems and pictures Alex Stone ALwayZZ Books (distributed by Brick Row), $19.95 crappings Bill Direen 5 to 12 (P O Box 9925, Wellington) The Subject Graham Lindsay Auckland University Press, $19.95 First books are always interesting. I…
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Paul Millar: The kowhai ungilded

Eileen Duggan: Selected Poems Peter Whiteford (ed) Victoria University Press, 1994, $24.95 Starveling Year and Other Poems Mary Stanley Auckland University Press, 1994, $18.95 Larger populations might absorb a number of particularly strong literary opinions and cater for a variety…
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Charles Croot: Tinkering in the toolshed

New Zealand Haiku Anthology New Zealand Poetry Society, price N/A Black Before the Sun New Zealand Poetry Society, $15.00 Poetry New Zealand VIII Brick Row, $16.95 Kapiti Poems 7 Rawhiti Press, Whitireia Publishing, Daphne Brasell Associates, $24.95 In Kapiti Poems…
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Bill Sewell: Subtracting the magic

Crik’ey: New and Selected Poems 1978‑1994 Cilla McQueen John McIndoe, $19.95 It is just 12 years since Cilla McQueen burst into the literary world with her collection Homing In. In that time she has published five volumes of poetry, of…
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