Chain Reaction: Book launch

A group book launch to celebrate a goodly crop of new publications: Peter Olds’ poetry collection Taking My Jacket for a Walk (Cold Hub Press); Paddy Richardson’s novel Through the Lonesome Dark (Upstart Press); Victor Billot’s third volume of poetry Ambient Terror (Limetone Singularity); Huberta Hellendoorn’s memoir Astride a Fierce Wind (Makaro Press); and John Gibb’s poetryContinue reading “Chain Reaction: Book launch”

The New Zealand Poetry Day

Doctors of lit in sensible shoes, Rural iconoclasts from the back of Waiku. Daughters of Polynesia tapping on an iPad, green ink scribblers who’ve got the bug bad. Sentimental, romantic or existentialist gloom, in the House of the Word there are many rooms. The ghost of James K. wanders George Street and in neon squigglesContinue reading “The New Zealand Poetry Day”