Best New Zealand Poems 2003
David Beach: ‘Parachute’ was published in the New Zealand Listener, July 12, 2003.
Peter Bland: ‘X-Ray’ was published in the New Zealand Listener, April 5, 2003.
Jenny Bornholdt: ‘Ode to the Little Hotel’ was published in Summer, Victoria University Press, 2003.
Kate Camp: ‘The Insomniac Learns a Lot’ was published in Landfall 205.
Gordon Challis: ‘Walking an Imaginary Dog’ was published in The Other Side of the Brain, Steele Roberts Ltd Publications, 2003.
Geoff Cochrane: ‘Vanilla Wine’ was published in Vanilla Wine, Victoria University Press, 2003.
Fiona Farrell: ‘Our trip to Takaka’ was published in Trout 11.
Cliff Fell: ‘Ophelia’ was published in The Adulterer’s Bible, Victoria University Press, 2003.
Sia Figiel: ‘Songs of the fat brown woman’ was published in Whetu Moana, Auckland University Press, 2003.
Rhian Gallagher: ‘Burial’ was published in Salt Water Creek, Enitharmon Press, 2003.
Robin Hyde: ‘Incidence’ was published in Young Knowledge: The Poems of Robin Hyde, ed. Michele Leggott, Auckland University Press, 2003.
Kevin Ireland: ‘Sailing the World’ was published in Walking the Land, Hazard Press Ltd, 2003.
Anna Jackson: ‘Catullus for babies’ was published in Catullus for Children, Auckland University Press, 2003.
Anne Kennedy: ‘I was a feminist in the eighties’ was published in Sing-Song, Auckland University Press, 2003.
Graham Lindsay: ‘big bed’ was published in Lazy Wind Poems, Auckland University Press, 2003.
Anna Livesey: ‘Shoeman in Love’ was published in Good Luck, Victoria University Press, 2003.
Karlo Mila: ‘Wednesday afternoon’ was published in Whetu Moana, Auckland University Press, 2003.
James Norcliffe: ‘the kids are smoking’ was first published in Queen’s Quarterly, a Canadian journal out of Queen’s University (Vol 106, Fall issue 1999), and later appeared in Sport. In 2003, it was published in Rat Tickling, Sudden Valley Press.
Gregory O’Brien: ‘Dark Room’ was published in Sport 30.
Bob Orr: ‘Memories of Pines’ was published in the New Zealand Listener, September 13, 2003.
Chris Price: ‘Fled is that music’ was published in Sport 31.
Sarah Quigley: ‘Dinosaur Times’ was published in Love in a Bookstore or your Money Back, Auckland University Press.
Elizabeth Smither: ‘To Mai, a month after her death’ was published in Sport 31.
Brian Turner: ‘Some reasons why I got this job’ was published in the New Zealand Listener, March 15, 2003.
Richard Von Sturmer: ‘Gathering Clouds’ was published in the New Zealand Listener, May 10, 2003.
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