Vincent O’Sullivan

‘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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Plot lines

So often there is snow – how can there not be? Random anxious flakes, then swirls, jackets shaken in hallways, the brims of hats scooping at snow like saucers – this is winter after all, there is dark to follow, …

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