David Beach

David Beach lives in Wellington where he has published four collections of sonnets with Victoria University Press. The Te Aro poems are from The End of Atlantic City (2008).

Te Aro 17

For all its advantages – or perhaps this is another advantage – Te Aro has no harbour frontage. Nor does it have, at least from the street, even a view of the harbour. But this last points to how the …

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Te Aro 19

After surviving the bypass it seemed the house would succumb to national security concerns, the police televised busting the door down during an anti-terrorist (or ‘te aro rist’ perhaps the term) operation. An honourable scar, this could be held renovation …

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