Orange Roughy (2008)

Cover image: Graham Fletcher

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
In Vitro
St Declan’s Stone

Michele Leggott / Three Poems:
te rau aroha
tapu te ranga

Bronwyn Lloyd / Two Stories:
Some Traditions
It goes like this Gordon

Thérèse Lloyd / Four Poems:
The Eternals
We’re All Here Alive

Bill Manhire / The Secret Wife

Emma Neale / Confessional Poem

Susannah Poole / The Movie House

Tessa Rain / Three Songs:
Dargaville Museum
Dirt Poems
Town for You

Richard Reeve / Four Poems:
Sally’s Dream
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


Pania Press

The Imaginary Museum


“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 The book we’ve put together includes unpublished or uncollected work from many of New Zealand’s foremost writers, as well as a stunning set of pageworks by artist Graham Fletcher.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:

  1. 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-.

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