Reviews – takahē 89

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Back with the Human Condition by Nick Ascroft
reviewed by Mary Cresswell

A fugitive presence by Peter Bland
reviewed by Elizabeth Coleman

Collected Poems by Alistair Te Ariki Campbell
reviewed by Patricia Prime

How to Tour the World on a Flying Fox by Marisa Cappetta
reviewed by Jessie Neilson

The Youngest Son by Tony Chapelle
reviewed by Carolyn McCurdie

Visions of Valhalla, a poetic tribute to Richard Wagner by John Davidson
reviewed by Elizabeth Coleman

Snark, Being a True History of the Expedition that Discovered the Snark and the Jabberwock… and its Tragic Aftermath by David Elliot after Lewis Carroll reviewed by Anna Smith

Big Love Songs by Vaughan Gunson
reviewed by Mary Cresswell

IKA Issue 4 edited by Anne Kennedy
reviewed by Mary Cresswell

My Mother and the Hungarians, and other small fictions by Frankie McMillan
reviewed by Janet Newman

Billy Bird by Emma Neale
reviewed by Elizabeth Coleman

Beside Herself by Chris Price
reviewed by Jessie Neilson

Mirror World by Nicholas Reid
reviewed by Elizabeth Coleman

Reading the Water by Paul Schimmel
reviewed by Siobhan Harvey

Frida Kahlo’s Cry and Other Poems by Laura Solomon
reviewed by Carolyn McCurdie

Shelf Life by CK Stead
reviewed by Patricia Prime

This Explains Everything by Richard von Sturmer
reviewed by Janet Newman

Billy Button, a life by Bill Sutton
reviewed by Janet Newman

Night Fishing by Brian Turner
reviewed by Patricia Prime

The Curious Story of Harris and his near death experience written and illustrated by Nicholas Williamson
reviewed by Anna Smith

JAAM 33, Small Departures edited by Kiri Piahana-Wong and Rosetta Allan
reviewed by Mary Cresswell

Reviews Forthcoming in takahē 90 – August 2017

This Model World, Travels to the Edge of Contemporary Art by Anthony Byrt.
Reviewed by Felicity Milburn.

Talk of Treasure by Jane Carswell.
Reviewed by Jessie Neilson.

Mister Hamilton by John Dickson.
Reviewed by Patricia Prime.

Enclosures 2 by Bill Direen.
Reviewed by Erik Kennedy.

Aboriginal to Nowhere by Brentley Frazer.
Reviewed by Patricia Prime.

New York Pocket Book by Paula Green.
Reviewed by Erik Kennedy.

Everything is Here by Rob Hack.
Reviewed by Janet Newman.

The Collected Poems of Katherine Mansfield 1898-1922 by Gerri Kimber and Claire Davison, editors.
Reviewed by Olivia Macassey.

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

Shooting Gallery by Wes Lee.
Reviewed by Carolyn McCurdie.

Dark Days at the Oxygen Café by James Norcliffe.
Reviewed by Olivia Macassey.

GONE: Satirical Poems: New & Selected by Stephen Oliver.
Reviewed by Patricia Prime.

Rock & Roll: Selected Poems in Five Sets by Mark Pirie.
Reviewed by Patricia Prime.

Getting It Right Poems 1968–2015 by Alan Roddick.
Reviewed by Mary Cresswell.

A world without maps by  Jane Simpson.
Reviewed by Patricia Prime.

The Road to Hell, State Violence against Children in Postwar New Zealand by Elizabeth Stanley.
Reviewed by Marie Connolly.

Artefacts of Encounter, Cook’s voyages, Colonial Collecting and Museum Histories. Nicholas Thomas, Julie Adams, Billie Lythberg, Maia Nuku and Amiria Salmond, editors. Photographs by Gwil Owen.
Reviewed by Garrick Cooper.

Songs of the City by MaryJane Thomson.
Reviewed by Carolyn McCurdie.

Lewisville by Alexandra Tidswell.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Coleman.

Red Woman Poems by Denys Trussell.
Reviewed by Patricia Prime.

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