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Ahmed Zaoui is an Algerian refugee, who spent two years in prison after seeking asylum in New Zealand in late 2002. His imprisonment is widely seen as an abuse of justice, the result of a secret 'Security Risk Certificate' issued by the SIS, which the Government continues to uphold, despite the findings of the internationally... read more

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From Blackball's short history flows a rich vein of stories about who we are. Jeffrey Paparoa Holman spent his growing years in Blackball where his father was a miner. Back then the bridge was a wooden road across the river to high school, to League games, to the outside world. Now it spans time to reach that hoard of storie... read more

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Accessible, haunting and wise poems about children, mokopuna, friends, her late husband (James K. Baxter), and Maori identity. Artwork by John Baxter.

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DoP - 2004, NZ 78pp softcover "What I find interesting is how we experience random facts, circumstances and systems. It is from this usually unpromising material that we fashion our lives - our cultures and truths. "Some truths will survive; others will not. The human condition is a whole series of discontinuities whic... read more

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A kind of photographs made with words is how New Zealand poet Riemke Ensing describes what a poem is. Like many of our finest poets, she draws inspiration from photographs andphotography. Paul Thompson has investigated the interplay between photography and poetry to see if there were deeper correspondences. There are. ... read more

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Kay Flavell - critic, teacher and artist - has written an evocative poetry collection that takes us on a lyrical journey through Europe, the USA, New Zealand and Japan. Rooted in the immediacy of the moment yet redolent of past and future, Moon Over the Pacific dares to imagine a new kind of Pacific community.

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David Patterson - Victoria University student and friend of James K Baxter - was nineteen when he died, caught in a snowstorm in the Tararua Ranges in 1958, leaving behind an accomplished collection of paintings and poems.

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Author: Alison Wong
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 NZ Poetry

Awards:Shortlisted for NZ Society of Authors Best First Book Award Poetry Category 2007.

First published 2006.

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Lynn Davidson's poetry collection Lynn Davidson is from Pukerua Bay. Her poems and short stories have been widely published in literary journals including Sport, Turbine, and Landfall. In 2003 she was awarded the Louis Johnson Writer's Bursary. First published 2006.

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In her first collection since 2000, award-winning writer J. C. Sturm (Jacquie Baxter) presents short stories that are full of honesty, intimacy and subtle humour. A coda of poems aptly complements each story. This is a marvellous new offering from one of our most talented writers. First published July 2006.

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First published October 2006.

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This is the 18th book of poetry from award winning poet Kevin Ireland.

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Inimitable law professor Bernard Brown gives his views on law reform, literature and politics in sharply observant poems & short stories from seven decades of a remarkable life

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The first group of these 57 new poems is in the form of a conversation between friends. The talk over the table is open and robust - occasionally wry or comic, sometimes sardonic or grumpy. Then the wine is opened and the main course arrives. The mood changes, and the talk becomes hushed, amused, warm and intimate. This is Ke... read more

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In Painted Poems painter Eion Stevens has responded to 20 New Zealand poems -- poems from poets as diverse as Jenny Bornholdt and Katherine Mansfield, James K Baxter and Cilla McQueen -- with an intelligent playfulness. Encountering the paintings alongside their companion poems is a thought-provoking and enriching experience.... read more

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Rated by Alistair Paterson (editor of Poetry New Zealand) as the best poet he's read since Arthur Rimbaud, this collection of poems is rich in its imagination and unique in its resonance. Pooja writes of the complexity of human experience with an acuity far beyond her years; she weaves each poem with a language that is both l... read more

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Poems in Fire-Penny range from snapshot reconstructions of life on Scotland's remote St Kilda Island to observations from Bluff. Even the simplest of topics, such as eating cake or meeting a newborn baby, are taken by McQueen and transformed into thoughtful works. The collection closes with a section entitled A Widow's So... read more

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There are poems in this collection about Dutch Masters, the remembered voice of a deceased soprano, a waterfall, ancient Chinese artefacts, victims of the World Wars, kites and flowers; but each piece is sensitively imbued not only with the poet's awareness of impending death but also with the incorrigible fragility of life. ... read more

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