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Mark Pirie included in More than a Roof, a housing anthology

In November I was included in a special volume of poetry and prose relating to the subject of housing in New Zealand. The book is published by the Landing Press team in Wellington. They received 450 poems for it and I was lucky to have a poem included. Here is some info about it from their website:

“More than a roof is about housing.

It’s about nostalgia, anger, contentment, longing, fear and much more. It brings together voices from across the spectrum – from those with no homes, those in emergency accommodation, in caravans, in cars, on boats, in rentals, or in their own houses.

Drawing together well-known writers and first-time poets, it’s a unique and timely collection.”


Recommended to check out at your local bookstore or order online.

I attended the launch at St Peter’s Church in Willis Street, Saturday 20 November 2021.