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Lynn Davidson Q&A

Your new collection Islander is very much about the feeling of being between places, even though the places you mention as home – New Zealand, Australia and now Edinburgh – are very much present in the poems. Can you tell us what this idea of ‘hom
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Brian Turner Reading in Central Otago

Brian Turner's Selected Poems is out this month. Here's a short film of him reading his poetry.Film by Declan Wong. With thanks to Brian Turner, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa National LibraryHawke’s Bay Readers & Writers
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Launch speech for The Black and the White

I first came across Geoff in 2001 through rumours and hearsay. Rumours of brilliance and irascibility – and compellingly with its hints of dark glamour and A Past – the stories of recovery from a committed alcoholism.Then in 2003 a seminal edition
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A Mistake Launch Speech

(Carl and daughter Lotte at the launch of A Mistake, photo courtesy Katy Sweetman)Carl Shuker's new novel A Mistake was launched at Unity Books on Wednesday March 6th. Pip Adam's launch speech is reproduced here with her permission.Every time I get t
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