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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.

National Poetry Day Events

Events featuring brief writers on or around National Poetry Day 2017 include:

National Poetry Day 2017The Divine Muses XIV Poetry Reading (Auckland)

The Divine Muses will bring together a mix of emerging and established poets to celebrate National Poetry Day 2017. Free event.

Who: Michael Giacon, C. K. Stead, Simone Kaho, Paula Green, Vana Manasiadis and Siobhan Harvey. Annual Emerging Poets Competition  judged by Maris O’Rourke.
When:
Friday 25 August, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Where: St Paul Gallery, St Paul Street, Auckland CBD

Waiheke Poetry Love Jam (Auckland)

Waiheke Song and Poetry Thing proudly presents a Love Jam 2017. $20 waged, $10 unwaged.

Who: Rata Gordon, Sophia Johnson, Sue Fitchett, Michelle Chote and others.
When: Saturday 26th August, 6.30-8.30pm
Where: Waiheke Library, 133/131 Oceanview Rd, Oneroa, Waiheke Island

Reservations recommended, contact Kathyvoyles@gmail.com

Kings Theatre Creative Poetry (Northland)

Poets from Fast Fibres Poetry 4 and open mic. Entry $5.

Who: Piet Nieuwland, Olivia Macassey, Aaron Robertson, and many others.
When: Sunday 27 August 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Where: Kings Theatre, 80 Gillies Street, Kawakawa

Where the Wild Words Are (Wellington)

Poets from Mākaro Press. Free entry.

Who: Mary Cresswell, Harvey Molloy, Lindsay Pope, Janis Freegard, Tim Jones, Maggie Rainey-Smith, Keith Westwater, Pete Carter, Peter Stuart, Robyn Cooper, Helen Rickerby, Julie Hanify, Peter Rawnsley, Robin Peace, John Howell
When: Friday 25 August, 1.00pm-3.00pm
Where: Wellington Central Library, Victoria Street, Wellington.

Manifesto Aotearoa Poetry (Wellington)

Poets reading from Manifesto Aotearoa: 101 Political Poems edited by Philip Temple & Emma Neale. Free entry.

Who: Nick Ascroft, Mary Cresswell, Anahera Gildea, Liang Yujing, Keith Westwater.
When: Friday 25th August, 12.00-1.00pm
Where: Unity Books Wellington, 57 Willis Street, Wellington

Best New Zealand Poems (Wellington)

Poets from IIML Best NZ Poems. Free entry.

Who:
Nick Ascroft, James Brown, John Dennison, Adrienne Jansen, Bill Manhire, Bill Nelson, Claire Orchard, Kerrin P Sharpe, Oscar Upperton, Tim Upperton, Airini Beautrais, Marty Smith and Ashleigh Young.
When: Monday 21 August, 12.15-1.15pm
Where: Te Papa Marae, Te Papa, Wellington

The Perfect 10 (Dunedin)

Gala evening hosted by the Otago-Southland NZ Society of Authors. $5, booking essential, contact Kay Mercer library@dcc.govt.nz

Who: Victor Billot, David Howard, Peter Olds, Fiona Farrell, Liz Breslin, Sue Wootton, Jenny Powell, Kay Cooke,  Brian Turner, Jillian Sullivan. Bill Martin on Piano.
When: Friday 25th August, 5.30pm
Where: Dunningham Suite, Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Place, Dunedin

Poetry Readings, Christchurch

Poetry in Performance

Christchurch 2016The following sessions are part of the Canterbury Poets’ Collective Poetry in Performance series, held at ARA. Each session is approx 2 hrs long and includes an open mic section.

When: Wednesday November 9, 6.30p.m
Where: ARA Imagetech Lecture Theatre, 5 Madras St, Christchurch
Who: Nick Ascroft, Greg O’Connell, Marisa Cappetta

Entry $5. Guests and open mic.

When: Wednesday November 16, 6.30p.m
Where: ARA Imagetech Lecture Theatre, 5 Madras St, Christchurch
Who: David Howard, best of Open Mic

Entry $5.

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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