takahe 87 – August 2016

Editorial: Karen Zelas and Joanna Preston

Guest Art: Sharnaé Beardsley
Guest Fiction: Nod Ghosh
Guest Poetry: Rhian Gallagher

Competitions:   takahē 2016 Poetry Competition
takahē 2016 Fiction Competition Results and Judge’s Report

Fiction:
Nod Ghosh – horse
Alexandra E. Balm – Balnescu Syndrome
Michael Botur – Dreamgirl
Octavia Cade – Kelp
John Carstensen – The Great Outdoors
David Hill – Helping Hand 
John Millard – Katipō
Liesl Nunns – For The Catching
Alex Reece Abbott – Mrs Horgan’s Surprise
Vaughan Rapatahana – Death of a Tambay
Rachel Smith – A Nice Bloke
Dianne Starrenburg – Little Gift

Poetry:
Rhian Gallagher – eight poems
Lynn Tara Austin – untitled
Tony Beyer – three poems
Lucy D’Aeth – two poems
Jenny Dobson – two poems
Matt Elliott – Gathering at the Shoreline
René Harrison – two poems
Gail Ingram – three poems
Adrienne Jansen – two poems
Māhina Marshall – Dart Attack
Andrew McIntyre – This Particular Beauty
James Norcliffe – three poems
Vaughan Rapatahana – Blake
Rebecca Reader – two poems
Sarah Shirley – two poems
Catherine Vidler – six poems from The Ghost and the Machine

Art and Essays:
Karen Healey – Campaign
Felicity Milburn – Sharnaé Beardsley: The Secret Life of Plants

Reviews
New books from: Tusiata Avia, Hinemoana Baker, Ulrike Almut Sandig et al, Hera Lindsay Bird, Peter Bland, Helena Wiśniewska Brow, Rachel Bush, Elizabeth Caffin & Andrew Mason, Tony Chapelle, Thom Conroy, Anna Crighton, Liz Grant & Ian Lochhead, Suraya Dewing, Ish Doney, Stevan Eldred-Grigg with Zeng Dazheng, Beverley Forrester, Kathleen Gallagher, Jasper & Justin Harrison, Roger Horrocks, Kevin Ireland, Helen Jacobs, Andrew Johnston, Gregory Kan, Julie Lamb, Harper Lee, Owen Marshall, Carolyn McCurdieTanya Moir, Harvey Molloy, Diana Noonan & Cris Antona, James Norcliffe & Joanna Preston, Heidi North-Bailey, Tracey Slaughter, Laura Solomon, M. P. K. Sorrenson, Barry Southam, Fiona Sussman, Chris Tse, Dunstan Ward, Keith Westwater and Nicholas Williamson.

Cover image: Sharnae Beardsley, Untitled 310712 (2012). Ink and watercolour on paper. 690 x 530mm. Private collection.
Published by: The Takahē Collective Trust, PO Box 13-335, Christchurch 8141, New Zealand.
Art Editor: Felicity Milburn. Competition Secretary: Juliana Feaver. Database: Catherine Fitchett. Essays Editor: Erin Harrington. Fiction Editors: Karen Zelas and Jane Seaford. Poetry Editor: Joanna Preston. Proofreader: Mary Cresswell. Reviews Editor: Cassandra Fusco. Secretary: Céline Gibson. Treasurer: Erik Kennedy. Web Mistress and Online Layout: Joanna Preston.