Reviews – takahē 86

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Some of Us Eat the Seeds by Morgan Bach.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Coleman.

Work by Sarah Jane Barnett.
Reviewed by Sue Wootton.

Jerusalem Sonnets, Love, Wellington Zoo by David Beach.
Reviewed by Erik Kennedy.

Spitshine by Michael Botur.
Reviewed by Patricia Prime.

Carbon Shapes and Dark Matter by Stephanie Christie.
Reviewed by Patricia Prime.

R.H.I. by Tim Corballis.
Reviewed by Sue Wootton.

The Invisible Mile by David Coventry.
Reviewed by Olivia Macassey.

Fish Stories by Mary Cresswell.
Reviewed by Patricia Prime.

The Back of His Head by Patrick Evans.
Reviewed by Sue Wootton.

Failed Love Poems by Joan Fleming.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Coleman.

The Blue Voyage and Other Poems by Anne French.
Reviewed by Patricia Prime.

Ocean and Stone by Dinah Hawken.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Coleman.

ShameJoy by Julie Hill.
Reviewed by Patricia Prime.

Thuds Underneath by Brent Kininmont.
Reviewed by Janet Newman.

Main Trunk Lines by Michael O’Leary.
Reviewed by Patricia Prime.

The Burnt Hotel by Olivia Macassey.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Coleman.

There are no horses in heaven by Frankie McMillan.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Coleman.

Aspiring Light by Robynanne Milford.
Reviewed by Patricia Prime

Tender Machines by Emma Neale.
Reviewed by Janet Newman.

Excerpts from a Natural History by Holly Painter.
Reviewed by Patricia Prime.

Trouble by Jenny Powell.
Reviewed by Erik Kennedy.

Girls of the Drift by Nina Powles.
Reviewed by Patricia Prime.

Atonement by Vaughan Rapatahana.
Reviewed by Patricia Prime.

Generation Kitchen by Richard Reeve.
Reviewed by Patricia Prime.

Cards on the Table by Jeremy Roberts.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Coleman.

Lonely Earth by MaryJane Thomson.
Reviewed by Patricia Prime.

The Lost of Syros by Emma Timpany.
Reviewed by Sue Wootton.

Over the Dam by Emma Timpany.
Reviewed by Sue Wootton.

Fracking & Hawk by Pat White.
Reviewed by Patricia Prime.

Feathers Unfettered by Karen Zelas, illustrated by Jan FitzGerald.
Reviewed by Mary Cresswell.

In the Neighbourhood of Fame by Bridget Van Der Zijpp.
Reviewed by Justin Harrison.

Reviews Forthcoming in takahē 87– August 2016:

Fale Aitu ‖ Spirit House by Tusiata Avia.
Reviewed by Erik Kennedy.

Transit of Venus Venustransit by Hinemoana Baker, Ulrike Almut Sandig, Glenn Colquhoun, Uwe Kolbe, Brigitte Oleschhinski & Chris Price.
Reviewed by Janet Newman.

Expecting Miracles by Peter Bland.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Coleman.

Thought Horses by Rachel Bush.
Reviewed by Olivia Macassey

Merely a Girl by Tony Chapelle.
Reviewed by Carolyn McCurdie.

The Salted Air by Thom Conroy.
Reviewed by Jessie Neilson.

Bend with the Wind by Suraya Dewing.
Reviewed by Carolyn McCurdie.

White Ghosts, Yellow Peril, China and New Zealand 1790-1950 by Stevan Eldred-Grigg with Zeng Dazheng.
Reviewed by Matthew Hughes.

Labour: The New Zealand Labour Party 1916-2016 by Peter Franks and Jim McAloon.
Reviewed by Grant Duncan.

The Farm at Black Hills by Beverley Forrester.
Reviewed by Jessie Neilson.

Maukatere: Floating Mountain by Bernadette Hall.
Reviewed by Patricia Prime.

The Maxwell Sisters by Loretta Hill.
Reviewed by Jessie Neilson.

Song of the Ghost in the Machine by Roger Horrocks.
Reviewed by Erik Kennedy.

Looking out to Sea by Kevin Ireland.
Reviewed by Reviewed by Mary Cresswell.

Fits and Starts by Andrew Johnston.
Reviewed by Janet Newman.

This Paper Boat by Gregory Kan.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Coleman.

Mansfield and Me: A graphic Memoir by Sarah Laing.
Reviewed by Olivia Macassey.

Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee.
Reviewed by Jessie Neilson.

Love as a Stranger by Owen Marshall.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Coleman.

The Legend of Winstone Blackhat by Tanya Moir.
Reviewed by Justin Harrison.

Ka Ngaro Te Reo Māori language under siege in the nineteenth century by Paul Moon.
Reviewed by Garrick Cooper

Women of the Catlins: Life in the deep south by Diana Noonan & Cris Antona.
Reviewed by Jessie Neilson

Leaving the Red Zone: poems from the Canterbury earthquakes edited by James Norcliffe & Joanna Preston.
Reviewed by Christopher Gomez

Something Else by David Parkyn.
Reviewed by Justin Harrison

Deleted Scenes for Lovers by Tracey Slaughter.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Coleman.

Vera Magpie by Laura Solomon.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Coleman.

Ko te Whenua te Utu / Land is the Price: Essays on Maori History, Land and Politics by M. P. K. Sorrenson.
Reviewed by Matthew Hughes.

Exits and Entrances, stories and poems by Barry Southam.
Reviewed by Carolyn McCurdie.

Beyond Puketapu by Dunstan Ward.
Reviewed by Mary Cresswell.

The Blue Outboard, New and Selected Poems by Nicholas Williamson.
Reviewed by Carolyn McCurdie.

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