Tuesday

Reviews

In Periodicals & Online




Contents:

  1. The Poetics of Planned Obsolescence: Review of Milk Island, by Rhydian Thomas (Lawrence & Gibson Publishing Collective, 2017).” Landfall Review Online (1 November 2017).

  2. “Review of Nicholas Williamson, The Blue Outboard: New and Selected Poems (Port Chalmers: Black Doris Press, 2016).” Poetry NZ Yearbook 2017: 293-95.

  3. “Review of Antonios Papaspiropoulos, Poems from the George Wilder Cottage: A Poetry Cycle (Southbank, VIC: St Antoni Publishing, 2015).” Poetry NZ Yearbook 2017: 296-97.

  4. “Review of Cilla McQueen, In a Slant Light: A Poet’s Memoir (Dunedin: Otago University Press, 2016).” Poetry NZ Yearbook 2017: 298-99.

  5. “Review of Jen Crawford. Koel (Melbourne: Cordite Books, 2016).” Poetry NZ Yearbook 2017: 300-02.

  6. “Books & Magazines in brief: brief 54: Love (2016) / John Dickson, Mister Hamilton (2016) / Michael Harlow, Nothing for it but to Sing (2016) / Ika Journal of Literature and Art 4 (2016) / JAAM 33: Small Departures (2016) / Polina Kouzminova, An echo where you lie (2016) / Frankie McMillan, My Mother and the Hungarians (2016).” Poetry NZ Yearbook 2017: 318-23.

  7. “The Psychopathic God: Review of R.H.I, by Tim Corballis (Victoria University Press, 2015).” Landfall 231 (April 2015): 182-85.

  8. 'I am "modern" but want to go back': Review of Aurelia, by John Hawke (Cordite Press, 2015).” TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses, vol 20, no. 1 (April 2016).

  9. “Review of Mary Cresswell, Fish Stories (Christchurch: Canterbury University Press, 2015).” Poetry NZ Yearbook 2 (2015): 255-57.

  10. “Review of David Eggleton, The Conch Trumpet (Dunedin: Otago University Press, 2015).” Poetry NZ Yearbook 2 (2015): 257-59.

  11. “Review of A Place To Go On From: The Collected Poems of Iain Lonie, ed. David Howard (Dunedin: Otago University Press, 2015).” Poetry NZ Yearbook 2 (2015): 260-62.

  12. “Review of Jane Summer, Erebus (Little Rock, Arkansas: Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014).” Poetry NZ Yearbook 2 (2015): 262-63.

  13. “Books & Magazines in brief: Diane Brown, Taking My Mother to the Opera / Catalyst 11: My Republic (2014) / Martin Edmond & Maggie Hall, Histories of the Future / JAAM 32: Shorelines (2014) /Julie Leibrich, A Little Book of Sonnets / Emma Neale, Tender Machines / Richard Reeve, Generation Kitchen / Pat White, Fracking & Hawk.” Poetry NZ Yearbook 2 (2015): 269-73.

  14. Is MiStory YourStory? Review of MiStory, by Philip Temple (Dunedin: Font Publishing, 2014).” Landfall Review Online (1 May 2015)).

  15. “Books & Magazines in brief: Alan Brunton, Beyond the Ohlala Mountains: Poems 1968-2002 / Kay McKenzie Cooke, Born to a Red-Headed Woman / Craig Cotter, After Lunch with Frank O’Hara / Alison Denham, Raspberry Money / Doc Drumheller, 10 x (10 + -10) = 0 / Eugene Dubnov, The Thousand-Year Minutes / Sue Fitchett, On the Wing / Alexandra Fraser, Conversation by Owl-Light / John Gibb, The Thin Boy & Other Poems / Rogelio Guedea, Si no te hubieras ido / If only you hadn’t gone / Sweeping the Courtyard: The Selected Poems of Michael Harlow / Michael Harlow, Heart absolutely I can / Chloe Honum, The Tulip-Flame / David Howard, The Speak House / Leonard Lambert, Remnants: Poems / Stephanie Lash, Bird murder / Cilla McQueen, Edwin’s Egg & Other Poetic Novellas / John O’Connor, Whistling in the Dark / Outloud Too (Hong Kong, 2014 / Lee Posna, Arboretum / Helen Rickerby, Cinema / Marie Slaight & Terrence Tasker, The Antigone Poems / Elizabeth Smither, Ruby Duby Du / MaryJane Thomson, Fallen Grace / Steven Toussaint, Fiddlehead.” Poetry NZ Yearbook 1 (2014): 224-37.

  16. “Green Movement: Review of Phillip Mann, The Disestablishment of Paradise: A Novel in Five Parts plus Documents (London: Gollancz, 2013).” Landfall 227 – Vital Signs (2014): 183-85.

  17. “Reviews in brief: Lisa Samuels, Wild Dialectics (Bristol: Shearsman Books Ltd., 2012).” brief 50 (2014): 152-53. [also available at: http://www.academia.edu/6530986/Jack_Ross_reviews_Wild_Dialectics]

  18. “Review of Richard von Sturmer, Book of Equanimity Verses (Auckland: Puriri Press, 2013).” brief 50 (2014): 154-56.

  19. Carnage in Cuba Street: Review of The Wind City, by Summer Wigmore (Steam Press, 2013).” Landfall Review Online (1 February 2014).

  20. “Confessions of an Unrepentant Anthologist: Review of Jane Stafford and Mark Williams, ed. The Auckland University Press Anthology of New Zealand Literature (Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2013).” brief 49 (2013): 129-45.

  21. “Wearing their ethics on their sleeves: Review of Elizabeth Knox, Mortal Fire (Wellington: Gecko Press, 2013) & Mandy Hager, Dear Vincent (Auckland: Random House New Zealand, 2013).” NZ Books: A Quarterly Review vol. 23, no. 3, issue 103 (Spring 2013): 16-17.

  22. “Never Get Taken to the Second Location: Review of The Second Location. Stories by Bronwyn Lloyd (Auckland: Titus Books, 2011). RRP $NZ 30.00.” Landfall 225 - My Auckland (2013): 186-89.

  23. “Review of The Little Enemy, by Nicholas Reid (Wellington: Steele Roberts Aotearoa, 2011).” Poetry NZ 45 (2012): 103-4.

  24. Closedown, hibernate, restart: Review of The Comforter, by Helen Lehndorf (Seraph Press, 2011) & Birds of Clay, by Aleksandra Lane (VUP, 2012).” Landfall Review Online (1 July 2012).

  25. Review of Leicester Kyle, Koroneho.” brief 44-45 (2012): 206-7.

  26. Johnsons or Shits: Review of Mike Johson, Travesty (Auckland: Titus Books, 2010).” brief 42 (2011): 40-44.

  27. “Questions of Structure: Review of John Newton, Lives of the Poets; Cilla McQueen, The Radio Room; David Eggleton, Time of the Icebergs.” Landfall 221 - Outside In (2011): 184-87.

  28. “The Sleep of Reason: Review of Jessica Le Bas, Walking to Africa; David Lyndon Brown, Skin Hunger; Bernadette Hall, The Lustre Jug; Kevin Ireland, Table Talk: New Poems; Frankie McMillan, Dressing for the Cannibals; Brian Turner, Just This: Poems; Richard von Sturmer, On the Eve of Never Departing.” Landfall 219 - On Music (2010): 185-89.

  29. “Travelling to the Edge of Oneself: Review of Martin Edmond, The Supply Party.” brief 38 (2009): 89-93.

  30. Books & Magazines in brief: Coral Atkinson & David Gregory, ed. Land very Fertile: Banks Peninsula in Poetry & Prose (Christchurch: CUP, 2008); Stu Bagby, ed. Just Another Fantastic Anthology: Auckland in Poetry (Auckland: Antediluvian Press, 2008); Helen Bascand, into the vanishing point (Wellington: Steele Roberts, 2007); Michael Harlow, The Tram Conductor’s Blue Cap (Auckland: AUP, 2009); John O’Connor, Parts of the Moon: Selected Haiku & Senryu, 1988-2007 (Teneriffe, Queensland: Post Pressed, 2007); Takahe 64 (Winter 2008).” Poetry NZ 38 (2009): 107-8.

  31. “Climbing off the Barricades: Review of Tony Beyer, Dream Boat: Selected Poems & Stu Bagby, ed. A Good Handful: Great NZ Poems about Sex.” brief #36 (2008) – The NZ Music Issue: 114-18.

  32. Ex Africa semper aliquid novi: Review of Alistair Paterson, Africa: //Kabbo, Mantis and the Porcupine’s Daughter.” Poetry NZ 37 (2008): 101-08.

  33. “The Need to Gather Stones: Review of Geoff Cochrane, 84-484 & Fiona Farrell, The Pop-Up Book of Invasions.” Landfall 214 (2007): 175-79.

  34. “At the Revival Meeting: Review of Martin Edmond, Waimarino County and Other Excursions.” Landfall 214 (2007): 187-90.

  35. Death of the Old Gang: Review of Sarah Broom, Contemporary British and Irish Poetry.” Poetry NZ 33 (2006): 96-101.

  36. Tracey Slaughter, Her Body Rises: Stories & Poems (Auckland: Random House, 2005). brief #33 – exile and home (2006): 35-37.

  37. Kendrick Smithyman, Smithyman Online: Collected Poems 1943-1995, ed. Margaret Edgcumbe & Peter Simpson. brief #33 – exile and home (2006): 60-62.

  38. Olwyn Stewart, Curriculum Vitae (Auckland: Titus, 2005). brief #33 – exile and home (2006): 106-8.

  39. Brian Bell, The Brian Bell Reader (Wellington. Bumper Books, 2001). brief 32 (2005): 103.

  40. Alan Brunton, Grooves of Glory: Three Performance Texts (Wellington: Bumper Books, 2004). brief 32 (2005): 103.

  41. Sue Fitchett, Palaver Lava Queen (Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2004). brief 32 (2005): 104.

  42. Michael Harlow, Cassandra’s Daughter (Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2005). brief 32 (2005): 105.

  43. Anne Kennedy, The Time of the Giants (Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2005). brief 32 (2005): 105.

  44. Michele Leggott, Milk & Honey (Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2005). brief 32 (2005): 106.

  45. C. K. Stead, The Red Tram (Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2004). brief 32 (2005): 107.

  46. Bill Direen, Jules (Wellington: Alpha Books, 2003). brief 30 (2004): 115.

  47. Murray Edmond, Fool Moon. Photographs by Joanna Forsberg (Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2004). brief 30 (2004): 109.

  48. Basim Furat, Here and There (Wellington: HeadworX, 2004). brief 30 (2004): 110.

  49. Harvey McQueen, Recessional (Wellington: HeadworX, 2004). brief 30 (2004): 109.

  50. Guyon Neutze, Dark out of Darkness. Images by Jürgen Waibel (Wellington: Steele Roberts, 1999). brief 30 (2004): 110.

  51. Mark Pirie, Bullet Poems: In Four Rounds (Paekakariki: Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop, 2004); Mark Pirie, ed. “Recent New Zealand Poetry: 50 Poems by 50 Poets.” Papertiger: new world poetry #04, edited by Paul Hardacre & B. R. Dionysius. CD-ROM for PC; Mark Pirie, ed. Tupelo Hotel: Winter Readings at Tupelo (Paekakariki: ESAW, 2004). brief 30 (2004): 111.

  52. Niel Wright, Only a Bullet will stop me now (Paekakariki: ESAW, 2004). brief 30 (2004): 111.

  53. Iain Sharp, The Singing Harp (Wellington: Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop, 2004). Magazine 2 (2004): 86-87.

  54. ‘Asclepius,’ Poet Triumphant: The Life and Writings of R. A. K. Mason (1905-1971) (Wellington: Steele Roberts, 2004); Lawrence Jones, Picking up the Traces: The Making of a New Zealand Literary Culture 12932-1945 (Wellington: Victoria University Press, 2003). WLWE: World Literature Written in English (UK) 40 (2): (2004): 144-47.

  55. James McNeish, Dance of the Peacocks: New Zealanders in Exile in the Time of Hitler and Mao Tse-Tung (Auckland: Vintage, 2003); Vincent O’Sullivan, Long Journey to the Border: a Life of John Mulgan (Auckland: Penguin, 2003. WLWE: World Literature Written in English (UK) 39 (2) (2002-3): 143-46.

  56. Paul Hardacre, The Year Nothing (Wellington: HeadworX, 2003). brief 29 (2004): 81.

  57. David Howard & Fiona Pardington, How to Occupy Ourselves (Wellington: HeadworX, 2003). brief 29 (2004): 81.

  58. Anne Kennedy, Sing-Song (Auckland: AUP, 2003). brief 29 (2004): 82.

  59. Graham Lindsay, Lazy Wind Poems (Auckland: AUP, 2003). brief 29 (2004): 82.

  60. John O’Connor & Eric Mould, Working Voices (Auckland: Hallard Press, 2003). brief 29 (2004): 83.

  61. Alistair Paterson, Summer on the Côte d’Azur (Wellington: HeadworX, 2003). brief 29 (2004): 83.

  62. Mark Pirie, Dumber (Poems) (Wellington: Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop, 2003). brief 29 (2004): 84.

  63. John Puhiatau Pule, Tagata Kapakiloi: Restless People (Auckland: Pohutukawa Press, 2004). brief 29 (2004): 84.

  64. Young Knowledge: The Poems of Robin Hyde, ed. Michele Leggott (Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2003). JNZL 22 (2004): 180-90.

  65. Jill Chan, The Smell of Oranges (Wellington: Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop, 2003). Magazine 1 (2003): 76.

  66. Alan Brunton, Fq (Wellington: Bumper Books, 2002). brief 28 (2003):116-22.

  67. Leicester Kyle, Five Anzac Liturgies (Auckland: Polygraphia Press, 2003). brief 27 (2003): 98.

  68. Kendrick Smithyman, Imperial Vistas Family Fictions (Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2002). JAAM 19 (2003): 246-49.

  69. dreu harrison, dreaming of flight (Birkenhead, Auckland: Pohutukawa Press, 2002). Spin 45 (2003): 58.

  70. Michal Ma’u, Taste of Fiji (New Zealand: Steele Roberts, 2002). Spin 45 (2003): 58-59.

  71. Mark Pirie, Swing and Other Stories (Wellington: Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop, 2002). Spin 45 (2003): 59-60.

  72. Sarah Quigley, Love in a Bookstore or Your Money Back (Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2003). Spin 45 (2003): 60-61.

  73. Bill Sewell, The Ballad of Fifty-One (Wellington: HeadworX, 2003). Spin 45 (2003): 63.

  74. Kendrick Smithyman, Imperial Vistas Family Fictions (Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2002). brief 26 (2003): 115-116.

  75. Stephen Oliver, Night of Warehouses: Poems 1978-2000 (Wellington: HeadworX, 2001). Poetry NZ 25 (2002): 100-04.

  76. Mark Pirie, Reading the Will (Christchurch: Sudden Valley Press, 2002). Poetry NZ 25 (2002): 104-06.

  77. Alan Loney, The Falling: A Memoir (Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2001). brief 24 (2002): 78-79.

  78. Jeanne Bernhardt, The Snow Poems / Your Self of Lost Ground (Wellington: HeadworX, 2002). Spin 42 (2002): 60.

  79. T. Anders Carson, A Different Shred of Skin (Detroit, Michigan: Undead Poets Press, 2000). Spin 42 (2002): 61.

  80. Leicester Kyle, The Great Buller Coal Plateaux: A Sequence of Poems (P.O. Box 367, Westport: MAPPS [The Millerton and Plateaux Protection Society], 2001). Spin 42 (2002): 61.

  81. Mark Pirie, Reading the Will (Christchurch: Sudden Valley Press, 2002). Spin 42 (2002): 62.

  82. Wensley Willcox, A Woman in Green (Wellington: Steele Roberts, 2001). Spin 42 (2002): 62.

  83. Helen Rickerby, Abstract Internal Furniture (Wellington: HeadworX, 2001). Spin 42 (2002): 63.

  84. David Howard, Shebang: Collected Poems 1980-2000 (Wellington: Steele Roberts, 2001). JAAM 16 (2001): 171-75.

  85. All Together Now: A Celebration of New Zealand Culture by 100 Poets, ed. Tony Chad (Silverstream, Upper Hutt: Valley Micropress, 2000). Spin 39 (2001): 64.

  86. T. Anders Carson, Stain [spoken-word CD] (Westport, Ontario: Summit Sound, 2000). Spin 39 (2001): 64.

  87. John Geraets, ? X (Auckland: Cornerdreamers, 2000). Spin 39 (2001) 65.

  88. David Howard, Shebang: Collected Poems 1980-2000 (Wellington: Steele Roberts, 2001). Spin 39 (2001): 65.

  89. Leicester Kyle, Five Anzac Liturgies. c/o Postal Agency, Ngakawau, Buller, 2000. Spin 39 (2001): 66.

  90. Big Smoke: New Zealand Poems 1960-1975, ed. Alan Brunton, Murray Edmond, Michele Leggott (Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2000). NZ Listener 175 (3146) (26/8-1/9/2000): 40-41.

  91. Murray Edmond, Laminations (Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2000); Sue Fitchett & Jane Zusters, Charts & Soundings: some small navigation aids (New Zealand: Spiral, 1999). JAAM 14 (2000): 99-103.

  92. Here After. Living with Bereavement: Personal Experiences and Poetry, ed. Stu Bagby (Auckland: Antediluvian Press, 2000). Spin 36 (2000): 60.

  93. Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, Flood Damage: Poems (Aotearoa/New Zealand: Nga Kupu Press, 1998). Spin 36 (2000): 60-61.

  94. Leicester Kyle, A Safe House for a Man (Auckland: Polygraphia Press, 2000). Spin 36 (2000): 62.

  95. When The Sea Goes Mad at Night: Poems by Alison Denham, Robin McConnell, Theresia Liemlienio Marshall, Jade Reidy, Jack Ross & Apirana Taylor, ed. Theresia Liemlienio Marshall (Auckland: Christian Gray New Zealand, 1999-2000). Spin 36 (2000): 63.

  96. Tongue in Your Ear, Volume Four 1999, ed. Christopher Harrod, Ingrid Joachim, Judith McNeil & Saul Situmorang (Auckland: Four/Two Publishing, 1999). Spin 36 (2000): 63.

  97. Michele Leggott, as far as I can see (Auckland: Auckland University Press, 1999). JAAM 13 (2000): 158-60.

  98. A Brief Description of the Whole World: A Review Symposium [with Hamish Dewe, Leicester Kyle, and Richard Taylor]. Pander 9 (1999): 14-16.

  99. Foreskin’s Lament, by Greg McGee, dir. Paul Minifie (Auckland Theatre Company, Sky City Theatre, 29 July-21 August). Pander 9 (1999): 39.

  100. Salt, by Elisabeth Easther, prod. Sharyn K Duncan (Silo Theatre, 14-24 July). Pander 9 (1999): 39-40.

  101. Raewyn Alexander, Anna Jackson & Sarah Quigley, AUP New Poets 1 (Auckland: Auckland University Press, 1999). Pander 9 (1999): 40-41.

  102. Janet Hunt, Hone Tuwhare: A Biography (Auckland: Godwit, 1998); The Wizard, My Life as A Miracle (Christchurch: Canterbury University Press, 1998). Pander 8 (1999): 32.

  103. John O’Connor, A Particular Context (Christchurch: Sudden Valley Press, 1999). Pander 8 (1999): 34.

  104. The Royal New Zealand Ballet, The Shell Season of Peter Pan (National Tour, 27 February-18 April). Pander 8 (1999): 38-39.

  105. Closer, by Patrick Marber, dir. Simon Prast (Auckland Theatre Company, Maidment Theatre, 17 Feb-20 March). Pander 8 (1999): 39.

  106. The Cripple of Inishmaan, by Martin MacDonagh, dir. Simon Prast (Auckland Theatre Company, Maidment Theatre, 19 May-19 June). Pander 8 (1999): 40.

  107. Leicester Kyle, A Machinery for Pain (Millerton, Buller: Heteropholis Press, 1999). Spin 33 (1999): 63.

  108. Going West Literary Festival: The Nation’s Narratives (Titirangi War Memorial Hall, September 12-13th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Pander OS 2.0. (1999)

  109. Alan Loney, Sidetracks (Auckland: Auckland University Press, 1998). Pander 6/7 (1999): 49.

  110. e-mailing venus: Translations of Poets from Sappho Onwards, ed. Diana Harris & Anna Jackson (Auckland: Venus Press, 1998). Pander 6/7 (1999): 53-54.

  111. Hotere: Out the Black Window (Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, July 4th to September 6th, 1998). Pander 5 (1998): 32-33.

  112. Guy Maddin: Waiting for Twilight, dir. Noam Gonick (Canada, 1997) Tranceformer: A Portrait of Lars von Trier, dir. Stig Björkman (Sweden, 1997). Pander 5 (1998): 34-35.

  113. Fairy Tale: A True Story, dir. Charles Sturridge (UK, 1997). Pander 4 (1998) 10.

  114. Titanic, dir. James Cameron (USA, 1997). Pander 4 (1998): 10.

  115. David Gregory, Always Arriving (Christchurch: Sudden Valley Press, 1997); Helen Jacobs, Pools over Stone (Christchurch: Sudden Valley Press, 1997); John O’Connor, As It Is: Poems 1981-1996 (Christchurch: Sudden Valley Press, 1997). Pander 4 (1998): 14.

  116. Orientalism: Delacroix to Klee (Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, March 22nd to June 7th, 1998). Pander 4 (1998): 16.

  117. Stephen King, Wizard and Glass (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1997). Pander 3 (1998): 20-21.

  118. Starship Troopers, dir. Paul Verhoeven (USA, 1997). Pander 3 (1998): 21-22.

  119. K. R. Howe, Singer in a Songless Land: A Life of Edward Tregear, 1846-1931 (Auckland: Auckland University Press, 1991); The Verse of Edward Tregear, ed. K. R. Howe (Palmerston North: Nagare Press, 1989). Landfall: A New Zealand Quarterly 181 (1992): 122-25.

  120. Tell Me Lies About Vietnam: Cultural Battles for the Meaning of the War, ed. Alf Louvre and Jeffrey Walsh (Milton Keynes: Open University Press, 1988). Inter-Arts: A Quarterly Journal of Cultural Connections 9 (1989): 31.

  121. The Mahabharata, by Jean-Claude Carrière, dir. Peter Brook (Glasgow, 13 April-17 May, 1988). Inter-Arts: A Quarterly Journal of Cultural Connections 7 (1988): 27.

  122. The North American Sketches of R. B. Cunninghame Graham, ed. John Walker (Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press, 1986). University of Edinburgh Journal 33 (1987): 54.




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