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broadsheet 20 features Ken Bolton (Australia)

The latest issue of my journal broadsheet, no.20, November 2017, features the well known Australian poet and art critic Ken Bolton.

The issue acknowledges his influence on and goodwill towards New Zealand poetry from abroad.

It's great to be able to feature his work in broadsheet, after first publishing Ken Bolton in my former magazine JAAM in the 1990s.

Others included are: Jenny Bornholdt, Pam Brown (Australia), Laurie Duggan (Australia/UK), Michael Farrell, John Forbes (Australia), Dinah Hawken, Cath Kenneally (Australia), Gregory O'Brien, Ella O'Keefe (Australia), Michael O'Leary, Mark Pirie, Dominic Symes (Australia), and Tim Wright (Australia).

Here's the link:
http://broadsheetnz.wordpress.com

HeadworX releases new books: rugby poetry and On Edge by Damian Ruth

In November, my publishing company HeadworX released two new poetry books: On Edge by Damian Ruth and Sidelights: Rugby Poems.

On Edge is the first collection of Damian Ruth's poetry and is compiled over many years of his writing life. Damian Ruth's book is a fine addition to the HeadworX stable and contains poems first published in respected literary journals and anthologies in South Africa, Ireland and New Zealand.

Sidelights: Rugby Poems is a new edition of my rugby poems first published in 2013 and dedicated to my grandfather Tommy Lawn, a rugby player and coach in New Zealand. This new edition features new rugby poems from the past four years and is accompanied by writer and historian Ron Palenski's foreword.

For more details on each book, please visit the HeadworX website:

On Edge by Damian Ruth

http://headworx.co.nz/poetry/onedge

Sidelights: Rugby Poems by Mark Pirie

http://headworx.co.nz/poetry/sidelights

HeadworX releases new books: football poetry and Collected Poems by Michael O'Leary

In May and July, my publishing company HeadworX released two new poetry books: Collected Poems 1981-2016 by Michael O'Leary and Boots: A Selection of Football Poetry 1890-2017.

O'Leary's Collected Poems is a major compilation of his work to date, spanning 35 years of his writing-life, and at 260 pages a considerable editing feat on my part.

Boots is an anthology of football poetry by international contributors, which was first published as a special football issue of my periodical broadsheet. This new edition features new material found in the past four years, including poems by the late Dannie Abse and Alan Ross (renowned UK poets)

It's a real achievement to publish both of these titles.

For more details on each book, please visit the HeadworX website:

Collected Poems 1981-2016 by Michael O'Leary

http://headworx.co.nz/poetry/collected

Boots: A Selection of Football Poetry by Mark Pirie

http://headworx.co.nz/poetry/boots

broadsheet 19 features Peter Bland

The latest issue of my journal broadsheet, no.19, May 2017, features the celebrated poet and actor Peter Bland.

The issue celebrates his contribution to New Zealand and world poetry in English.

It's an honour to be able to feature his work in broadsheet.

Others included are: Fleur Adcock, Bob Orr, Kapka Kassabova, Elizabeth Smither, Gordon Challis, Vincent O'Sullivan, Michael Harlow, Riemke Ensing, C K Stead, Gus Simonovic, A G Pettet (Australia), Kevin Ireland, Glenn Colquhoun, Marilyn Duckworth and the late Louis Johnson.

Here's the link:
http://broadsheetnz.wordpress.com