Bryan James reviews Hauaga and Subterra.
Along the Red Hill Range, over the Cascade River and through the bush to Jackson Bay - it has been a long walk for new author Robert Long from the wilds of South Westland on his way to Dunedin for his first book launch.
"I'd like to create a big, interlinked portrait of our society and times," Charlotte Grimshaw told Claire McIntosh in a recent
A good, thick Landfall 219 ($29.95, pbk) will be available on Monday from the Otago University Press, and it is a cracker.
With 15 collections of poetry to her name and several awards, including the Prime Minister's Award for Poetry in 2008, Elizabeth Smither is usually seen as a poet who also writes in other modes.
This we week review The Wives of Henry Oades, The Surrendered, The Storyteller, The Devil's Queen, The Officer's Lover, Pictures of You and Rhythms of Water.
Dunedin, specifically Port Chalmers, can claim the artist Bill Culbert - a significant and pioneering figure on the art world's stage - as one of its own, although it has not done a great deal yet to recognise his status.