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The Night Press publishes Margaret Jeune's children's poems

The Night Press, a division of HeadworX my publishing company, has just brought out a handsome edition of children's poems by Margaret Jeune. It is published under her maiden name Margaret Webb, the name she wrote her poems under in The Evening Post Children's page 1968-1970 (aged 12 to 14 years old).

The title, My Sketchbook, is a neat edition to my Night Press series, which features chapbook sized collections of poetry. 


broadsheet 23 features Margaret Jeune

The issue of my journal broadsheet, no.23, May 2019, features the Auckland-born poet Margaret Jeune, of Wellington.

The issue gives an overview of her poetry from the 1970s till now. In 2019 my publishing company, HeadworX, published two books of her poetry.

It's nice to recognise and to feature a poet who has remained outside of book publication but has been widely represented in regional journals and anthologies and has pubished consistent work over a long period of time.

Others included were: Anita Arlov, Karen Peterson Butterworth, Tony Chad, Bill Dacker, Michael Duffett (USA), Brentley Frazer (Australia), Siobhan Harvey, Alex Jeune, Margaret Jeune, Annie Newcomer (USA), Alistair Paterson, Mark Raffills, P V Reeves (1927-2019), Marion Rego, Bill Sutton and Gill Ward.

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Mark Pirie privately publishes biography of Tom Lawn

In December 2018, I produced a hardback edition of my biography Tom Lawn, Mystery Forward, for my family and research libraries or museums in New Zealand.

The book took me around six years to research, edit and produce. I hope it contains some information of value to fellow researchers of farm machinery/implements and rugby of the 1920s and 1930s in Auckland and Canterbury.

I see it as mainly a family history project, and haven’t tried to market or sell it commercially.

It was privately published by Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop and included in their non-fiction list.

Mark Pirie's new book Electrimotive published

My new collection of poetry, Electrimotive, a book of music poems, has recently been published by Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop.

Subjects are diverse and typically range across musical genres: jazz, blues, pop, rock, soul, country, metal and classical.

The book is no. 33 in the relaunched ESAW Mini Series.

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