Best New Zealand Poems 2008

Edited and introduced by James Brown

Welcome to my excuses, snivels, grovels, and apologies.

I did my best to read everything that was published—including on websites—by New Zealand poets in 2008. But no doubt I missed stuff. My thanks to those publishers and individuals who sent me their books and poems; your hats were at least in the ring. It also meant I encountered some people’s poems more than once—in journals and as personal submissions. And some poems I read many many many times. Read on >