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Brief issue 55

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brief 55

Edited by Olivia Macassey. 144pp.

Featuring work by: Ivy Alvarez, Aimee-Jane Anderson-O’Connor, Nick Ascroft, Victor Billot, Iain Britton, Isaac Brodie, Brent Cantwell, Stephanie Christie, Mary Cresswell, Brett Cross, Makyla Curtis, William Direen, John Downie, Doc Drumheller, John Geraets, Michael Giacon, Rata Gordon, Dale Johnson, Robert Kempen, Sid Khanzode, Rosalie Liu, Caoimhe McKeogh, joshua morris, Michael Morrisey, Janet Newman, Piet Nieuwland, Andrew Maximillian Niss, Keith Nunes, Vaughan Rapatahana, Sahanika Ratnayake, Jack Ross, Lisa Samuels, Carin Smeaton, Michael Steven, Fiona Stevens, Richard Taylor, Denys Trussell, Richard von Sturmer, E Wen Wong, Mark Young.

Reviews: Jen Crawford reviews Excerpts from a Natural History by Holly Painter and The Burnt Hotel by Olivia Macassey.

“an isle of amusements, mysteries and wonders…”

A supplement to the current issue is located here.
A supplement to issue 55 is located here.

Launch: Carin Smeaton, Tales of the Waihorotiu

Book launch for Tales of the WaihorotiuTales of the Waihorotiu (Titus Books, 2018)

The Waihorotiu Stream ‘Queen Street River’ used to run down the centre of Auckland’s main road before it was first turned into a canal, and then later diverted into a sewer, where it now flows beneath Queen street.
The Tales of the Waihorotiu tell the story of another Auckland, one that lives beside and underneath capital investment and economic growth. It captures the hardships and humour of people who are forced to navigate WINZ case managers, homelessness, violence and ill-health.

The evening will also celebrate the release of Vaughan Rapatahana’s latest book, ternion.

Who: Carin Smeaton, Vaughan Rapatahana. Murray Edmond, Laurice Gilbert, Rata Gordon, Jiaquio Rosalie Liu, Alexandra Fraser
When: Wednesday 11 October, 6.pm
Where: St Heliers Community Library, 32 St Heliers Bay Rd, Auckland.

 “These poems are full of Ulysses-like cartographic wanderings through the byways of inner-city Auckland, creating purely localised, truly New Zealand fairytales..” — Vivienne Plumb

Brief issue 54

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Special issue: Love

Edited by Olivia Macassey. 136pp.

Featuring work by: John Adams, Nick Ascroft, Cassandra Atherton, Stu Bagby, Cassandra Barnett, Iain Britton, Isaac Brodie, Berengaria Burns, Stephanie Christie, Mary Cresswell, David Lyndon Brown, Rene Harrison, Ted Jenner, Matt Kelly, Robert Kempen, Sid Khanzode, Harvey Molloy, Janet Newman, Piet Nieuwland, Keith Nunes, Sugu Pillay, Vaughan Rapatahana, Sean Redmond, Jack Ross, Carin Smeaton, Ruby Solly, Fiona Stevens, Richard Taylor, Richard von Sturmer, Bill Wolak, Mark Young.

Reviews: Michael Onslow-Osbourne reviews Carbon Shapes and Dark Matter by Stephanie Christie; Olivia Macassey reviews Song of the Ghost in the Machine by Roger Horrocks.

“Love, exciting and new/ Come aboard, we’re expecting you” (Paul Williams, Love Boat Theme)

Brief issue 53

brief issue 53

Anniversary 1995 – 2015

Editor: Alex Wild  (Poetry editor: Brett Cross). 150pp.

Featuring work by: Nick Ascroft, Sarah Bogle, Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle, Isobel Cairns, Joel Chace, Stephanie Christie, Kate Davis, Erin Doyle, Murray Edmond, Rachel Fenton, Fresh and Fruity Manifesto, John Geraets, Ted Jenner, Sid Khanzode, Geum Hye Kim, Olivia Macassey, Harvey Molloy, Jun Moungboon, Keith Nunes, Sugu Pillay, Vaughan Rapatahana, Manon Revuelta, Jack Ross, Carin Smeaton, Richard von Sturmer, Richard Taylor, Mark Young.

Reviews: Richard Taylor reviews The Blinding Walk by K. M. Ross; John Geraets reviews The Gold Leaves by Edward Jenner.

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