Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Poetry NZ Yearbook 2 now available!

Cover image: Karl Chitham / Cover design: Anna Brown

Poetry NZ Yearbook
Editor: Jack Ross

(Volume 2 [Issue #50], November 2015)

ISSN 0114-5770. ii + 286 pp.

Auckland: School of English and Media Studies / Massey University, 2015

So, yes, it's out. And available for purchase from the website here.

Why should you buy it? Well, it's got reviews and essays and loads and loads of poems, and a fantastic cover image by artist Karl Chitham, and a cool cover design by Anna Brown, and it's really really long (288 pages this time), and it's got a poetry feature and an interview with the wonderful Robert Sullivan. Isn't that enough?

Robert Sullivan (2015)
photograph: Bronwyn Lloyd

If you're still not sold, you can find a full table of contents here. And, let's face it, what better Christmas present could you find for that special someone?

1 comment:

Richard said...

PNZ Year Book is excellent! A great cover design. Interesting interview with Robert Sullivan and his and your comments on Atua Wera, and his that Pound was an influence as well as Smithyman and his deep research, which lead him into writing Star Waka which I have read although I have to concede that, despite owning Atua Wera I have never got to read all of it...another thing to do. But it does look good for sure. (And last year the interview with Lisa Samuels was also interesting and inspiring, I noted she was interested in Georges Bataille so I am reading some of his work now as a result - a bit late, and of course in my case in English translation. There are a lot of poems there and many very good. I read Geraet's essay / history of Brief which was good, and there are some other interesting things there: many in fact.

Meanwhile Hamilton is heading up the Great South Road on his 'Long March' with filmmaker Paul Janman so he has no time to read PNZ I suppose.

But it is certainly a good production.

I was published a few times when Alistair, the editor for a number of years, ran it as PNZ. Alistair Patterson did a great job as editor (he replied in many cases individually to poets who had submitted, and I found his advice and comments very useful), and it is good to see work by him and an essay in the latest year book.