takahē 96 – August 2019

Editorial: Erik Kennedy
Guest Art: Sharon Singer
Guest Fiction: Allan Drew
Guest Poetry: Louise Wallace

Competitions: 2019 Short Story Competition Judge’s Report and Results





Allan Drew – Three stories
Shannon Beynon – Three stories
Ellen Morgan Butler – Onions
Dale Johnson – Death of a Ski Season
Kathryn Hummel – On Vintage Loneliness
David Sapp – Atlantic
Toni Wi –  Atria
Sarah Penwarden – Circles
Semira Davis – Out of It
Kath Beattie – When Rachmaninov Held My Hand
Gaye Sutton – Swinging up a Storm


Louise Wallace – Four poems
Iain Britton – The Fontlings
Chris Cantillon – Lovers’ Lane
Mary Cresswell – Going Back
Semira Davis – Two poems
Holly Day – When I do
Terry Greatrex – My place
Jordan Hamel – Two poems
Kathryn Hummel – The Etymology of Mangosteen
Amanda Hunt – Whimbrels
Allison Li – Pidan
Beth McDonough – Two poems
Sile Mannion – Incubus
Keith Nunes – Maya
Jilly O’Brien – Buddha lives in Roxburgh
Joanna Preston – Two poems
Vaughan Rapatahana – Two poems
Ashlee-Ann Sneller – #460 Creatures, Undiscovered
Rose Whitau – Eurydice

Art and Essays:
Gail Tatham – Colin McCahon’s “Syntax of Narrative”
Scott Flanagan – Don’t Cry for Us: The Art of Sharon Singer



Cover image: Swamp Fishing (2019), Sharon Singer

Published by: The Takahē Collective Trust, PO Box 13-335, Christchurch 8141, New Zealand.
Art Editor: Andrew Paul Wood. Chair: Dr Jeni Curtis. Competitions Secretary: Jane Seaford. Database: Shannon Beynon. Essays Editor: Andrew Paul Wood. Fiction Editor: Zoë Meager. Poetry Editors: Gail Ingram and Jeni Curtis. Proofreader: Mary Cresswell. Reviews Editor: Michelle Elvy. Treasurer: Sally Carroll. Webmaster and Online Layout: Brad McNeur.