Author(s): David Eggleton
Featured Artists: Elizabeth Thomson, Nick Austin, James Robinson, Simon KaanWriters: Michalia Arathimos, Ruth Arnison, Nick Ascroft, Airini Beautrais, Tony Beyer, Peter Bland, Victoria Broome, Sam Clements, Jennifer Compton, David Coventry, Carolyn Cossey, Ben Egerton, Riemke Ensing, Scott Hamilton, Lynn Jenner, Jan Kemp, Brent Kininmont, Jessica LeBas, Therese Lloyd, Olivia Macassey, Ria Masae, Kirsten McDougall, Leslie McKay, Caoimhe McKeogh, Robynanne Milford, Alice Miller, Michael Morrissey, Elizabeth Morton, Heidi North-Bailey, Claire Orchard, Maris O'Rourke, Jenny Powell, M.D. Rann, Rebecca Reader, Nicholas Reid, Elspeth Sandys, Kerrin P. Sharpe, Elizabeth Smither, Michael Steven, John Summers, Leilani Tamu, Chris Tse, Sue Wootton, Karen ZelasReviews: Lawrence Jones on 'Bloomsbury South: The arts in Christchurch 1933-1953' by Peter Simpson; Vaughan Rapatahana on 'Coming Rain' by Stephen Daisley; Michael Morrissey on 'The Antipodeans' by Greg McGee; Christopher Ward-Greene on 'Love as a Stranger' by Owen Marshall; James Norcliffe on 'Beside Herself' by Chris Price and 'Fits and Starts' by Andrew Johnston; Sally Blundell on 'A History of New Zealand Women' by Barbara Brookes; Edmund Bohan on 'Outcasts of the Gods' by Hazel Petrie and 'Ka Ngaro Te Reo' by Paul Moon; David Herkt on 'Lost and Gone Away' by Lynn Jenner
This is the little magazine that always produces great issues packed with fine writing. The writing is highly readable, sometimes controversial, but never dull.' - Canvas, Weekend Herald; 'The most important and long-lasting journal in New Zealand's literature' - Oxford History of New Zealand Literature
David Eggleton is a performance poet and writer. Part Polynesian, he grew up between Fiji and New Zealand. Eggleton's many awards include six times Book Reviewer of the Year in the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, PEN Best First Book of Poetry, the Robert Burns Fellowship and, uniquely among New Zealand poets, he was London Time Out's Street Entertainer of the Year in 1985. He also writes non-fiction, has produced several documentaries, CDs and short films. In 2016 he won the Ockham New Zealand Book Award for 'The Conch Trumpet' and received the Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement in Poetry.