Anne Kennedy

‘We Are all Rejects’: Unsupported Writers and the New New Zealand Journal

The declining level of support offered to poets and other writers in Aotearoa/New Zealand is a source of real distress and debate for those in the writing community. Lee Posna, in an essay published last year on the Pantograph Punch, writes from the position of a poet who feels himself unsupported, and really suffers because of it.

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The Black Drop

Suddenly they’re churning away from the misty sounds in the little barque, drying books jawed-up with specimens such as the tough leaf of a cabbage tree Joseph Banks and Dr Solander classified according to Linneaus’ look book and named Coryline …

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NZ 6-Seater: A Chapbook Curated by Ian Wedde

Invited by Kent MacCarter to convene a 6-seater of local poets from this neck of the Pacific woods – New Zealand – I faced the usual short list of questions we all try to avoid answering:

1. What do you mean, ‘local’?
2. What do you mean, ‘Pacific’?
3. Can I invite my friends?

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Flood Monologue

You never discussed the stream and no doubt the stream didn’t want your discourse (its own merry way) but now that you live by the stream a mosquito has come up the bank and bitten you, and the stream is …

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