There is a rugby match today, All Blacks versus Lions. I will make cheese scones so I can...
Yes, he emphasised, a little country; and with inhabitants so much limited in number it was unlikely you...
Some people felt that the earthquakes had shaken Nature into being more productive.
'My mordant friend told me the story of / the woman he loved in youth in Oxford /who had, he said, "a hospitable cunt".'
'One hundred years ago young Ezra writes / from Kensington to Miss Alice Kenny'
'Tucked among books, look, a long-ago letter, / long ago lost, thanks me for poems – for one / especially in which she’s named.'
'It was my first full-time job in a long while. The chairman of the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Society and the four paid staff were there, all in winter coats.'
'When Greta rang with the news about Bertie dying, I said I was in the lobby of my hotel, but really I’d just walked into the reception area at Lake Lawn Cemetery.'
Paul Ewen on the toll of expatriate life, John Ewen surveys the earthquake damage, fiction from Paula Morris, poetry by C.K. Stead, plus Ashleigh Young and Roy Colbert on the Dunedin sound.