Reviews – takahē 91

Welcome to the reviews section of takahē 91, December 2017.

This issue’s reviews cover some of the best creative and critical writing emerging from our communities.


 

Liz Breslin, Alzheimer’s and a Spoon. Otago University Press, 2017. Reviewed by Elizabeth Coleman

Dulcie Castree, A Surfeit of Sunsets. Mākaro Press, 2016. Reviewed by Elizabeth Coleman

Justin Eade, Northern Rock Light. Rangitawa Publishing, 2016. Reviewed by Jessie Neilson

Frances Edmond and Sue Fitchett, editors. Night burns with a white fire: the Essential Lauris Edmond. Steele Roberts Aotearoa, 2017. Reviewed by Catherine Fitchett

Joanna Emeney, Family History. Mākaro Press, 2017. Reviewed by Liz Breslin

Mandy Hager, Heloise. Penguin Books New Zealand, 2017. Reviewed by Cassandra Fusco

David Howard, The Ones Who Keep Quiet. Otago University Press, 2017. Reviewed by Elizabeth Coleman

Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, Dylan Junkie. Mākaro Press, 2017. Reviewed by Liz Breslin

Tim Jones, New Sea Land. Submarine, an imprint of Mākaro Press, 2016. Reviewed by Mary Cresswell

James McNaughton, Star Sailors. Victoria University Press, 2017. Reviewed by Shelley Chappell

Jane McRae, Māori Oral Tradition He Kōrero nō Ao Tawhito. Auckland University Press, 2017. Reviewed by Michael Reilly

Bill Manhire, Some Things to Place in a Coffin, and Bill Manhire, Tell Me My Name. Both from Victoria University Press, 2017. Reviewed by Mary Cresswell

Hannah Mettner, Fully Clothed and So Forgetful. Victoria University Press, 2017. Reviewed by Shelley Chappell

Elizabeth Morton, Wolf. Mākaro Press, 2017. Reviewed by Liz Breslin

Alan Roddick and Claire Beynon, editors, the unexpected greenness of trees. Caselberg Press, 2016. Reviewed by Jessie Neilson

Jane Simpson, A World Without Maps. Interactive Press, 2016. Reviewed by Carolyn McCurdie

Philip Simpson, Tōtara, a Natural and Cultural History. Auckland University Press, 2017. Reviewed by Mary Cresswell

Valentina Teclici, translator and editor. Poetical Bridges – Poduri Lirice. Scripta Manent Publishing House, 2016. Reviewed by Mary Cresswell

Pat White, Notes from the Margins: The West Coast’s Peter Hooper. Frontiers Press, 2017. Reviewed by Jessie Neilson

Damien Wilkins, Lifting. Victoria University Press, 2017. Reviewed by Jessie Neilson

Sue Wootton, The Yield. Otago University Press, 2017. Reviewed by Mary Cresswell

Karen Zelas, I am Minerva. Submarine, an imprint of Mākaro Press, 2016. Reviewed by Carolyn McCurdie

 

 

 

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