Best New Zealand Poems 2012


Sarah Jane Barnett: ‘Mountains’ was published in A Man Runs Into a Woman, Hue & Cry Press, 2012

Tony Beyer: from ‘Taranaki Gate Series’ was published in Otoliths, 25, May 2012

James Brown: ‘Stan and the Cellphone’ was published in Warm Auditorium, Victoria University Press, 2012

Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle: ‘Wheels fall off to create drama’ was published in Horse Less Review 12 (USA), August 2012

Kate Camp: ‘Snow White's Coffin’ was published in Sport 40, 2012

Geoff Cochrane: ‘Summer’ was published in The Bengal Engine’s Mango Afterglow, Victoria University Press, 2012

Murray Edmond: ‘Coming Round the Mountain: Waka mo te haerenga’ was published in Three Travels, The Holloway Press, 2012

John Gallas: ‘The Complete Guide to a Few Things on Efate, Vanuatu’ was published on Carcanetblog, September 2012

Siobhan Harvey: ‘Considering the Autistic Boy as a Cloud’ was published in Structo 8 (UK), July 2012

Helen Heath: ‘Postcards’ was published in Graft, Victoria University Press, 2012

David Howard: ‘The Whole of Boredom’ was published in you’re so pretty when you’re unfaithful to me, The Holloway Press, 2012

Andrew Johnston: ‘‘Alpha’, ‘Bravo’, ‘Charlie’, and ‘Sierra’ from ‘Do You Read Me?’ were published in Sport 40, 2012

Anne Kennedy: ‘Forty Years of Habitation’ was published in The Darling North, Auckland University Press, 2012

Aleksandra Lane: ‘There are no ghosts in America’ was published in Birds of Clay, Victoria University Press, 2012

Michele Leggott: ‘some day’ was published in Turbine 12, 2012

Frankie McMillan: ‘Piece by Piece’ was published in JAAM 30, 2012

Gregory O'Brien: ‘Ode to Thought’ was published in Beauties of the Octagonal Pool, Auckland University Press, 2012

Peter Olds: ‘Black Bees’ was published in Landfall 224, 2012

Harry Ricketts: ‘The unmade bed’ was published in Snorkel 16, October 2012

Sam Sampson: ‘All the Everlasting Cataracts’ was published in Shearsman 91 & 92 (UK), Summer 2012

Kerrin P Sharpe: ‘The Alchemy of Snow’ was published in Sport 40, 2012

C K Stead: ‘Four Versions of “Motets” by Eugenio Montale’ was published in PN Review 205, Volume 38 number 5, May-June 2012

Richard von Sturmer: ‘14 Book of Equanimity Verses’ was published in Catalyst 9, February 2012

Albert Wendt: ‘The Ko‘olau’ was published in From Mānoa to a Ponsonby Garden, Auckland University Press, 2012

Ashleigh Young: ‘Giamatti’ was published in Magnificent Moon, Victoria University Press, 2012

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Editor: Ian Wedde

Series Editor: Chris Price

Funded by: Creative New Zealand

Cover illustration: Ralph Hotere’s drawing for the first edition of James K Baxter’s Jerusalem Sonnets (Bibliography Room, University of Otago, 1970)

Project administration: Hannah Newport-Watson and Clare Moleta

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