Orange Roughy: Poems & Stories for Tazey. ISBN 978-0-473-13179-1. Edited by Bronwyn Lloyd & Jack Ross. Auckland: Pania Press, 2008. [ii] + 74 pp.
Thérèse Lloyd / Orange Roughy
Martin Edmond / The View from Number Four
Bernadette Hall / Four Poems:
A Very Short Story About Flying
St Declan’s Stone
Michele Leggott / Three Poems:
te rau aroha
tapu te ranga
Bronwyn Lloyd / Two Stories:
It goes like this Gordon
Thérèse Lloyd / Four Poems:
We’re All Here Alive
Bill Manhire / The Secret Wife
Emma Neale / Confessional Poem
Susannah Poole / The Movie House
Tessa Rain / Three Songs:
Town for You
Richard Reeve / Four Poems:
The Baptism of Guthrum
Ode to Joy
Jack Ross / Out Being Alienated
Tracey Slaughter / How To Leave Your Family
Michael Steven / Three Poems:
Damien Wilkins / Vancouver
Michele Leggott / from hello and goodbye
Graham Fletcher / 9 Pageworks
“Better than a sausage sizzle in front of the Warehouse”
– Damien Wilkins
It’s not always that easy for a young writer to make ends meet, especially when she’s far away from home. When we heard that our beloved Thérèse (Tazey to her friends), in Iowa on the 2007-8 Glenn Schaeffer Fellowship, was having difficulty paying the bills, we weren’t (unfortunately) able just to write her out a cheque.
Instead we came up with this idea. Why not mobilise all of Tazey’s friends and writing mentors throughout both islands, and ask them to contribute to this little festschrift / anthology?
The response has been fantastic! The book we’ve put together includes unpublished or uncollected work from many of New Zealand’s foremost writers, as well as a stunning set of pageworks by artist Graham Fletcher.
Thanks, then, to all of the contributors, and to everyone who buys the book.. Since all of us have donated our time and work for free, you can feel confident that every penny of the money will be going to a very worthy cause.
– Jack Ross & Bronwyn Lloyd.
Reviews & Comments:
- Raewyn Alexander. Magazine (2008):
The book, Orange Roughy, named after one of Lloyd's poems, is beautifully produced as a limited edition with a hand-painted cover. The stories and poems would intrigue many people. My editor bought three copies, with two for presents later on in the year. They're already in their own decorated envelope and well worth the $25-.