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101 political poems

Philip Temple and Emma Neale, editors

New Zealand poets from diverse cultures, young and old, new and seasoned, from the Bay of Islands to Bluff, rally for justice on everything from a degraded environment to systemically embedded poverty; from the long, painful legacy of colonialism to explosive issues of sexual consent.

Communally these writers show that political poems can be the most vivid and eloquent calls for empathy, for action and revolution, even for a simple calling to account.

Philip Temple is an award-winning author of fiction and non-fiction, often on subjects associated with New Zealand history and the natural world. Emma Neale has written six novels and a number of poetry collections, and has edited anthologies of both short stories and poetry.

Doctors in DenialRonald Jones cover

The forgotten women in the “unfortunate experiment”

Ronald W. Jones

When Dr Ron Jones joined the staff of National Women’s Hospital in Auckland in 1973 Professor Herbert Green’s study into the natural history of carcinoma in-situ of the cervix (CIS) had been in progress for seven years. This study of women with CIS – without their consent – involved observing, rather than definitively treating them. Many women subsequently developed cancer and some died.

In 1984 Jones and senior colleagues Dr Bill McIndoe and Dr Jock McLean published a scientific paper that exposed this and, in a public inquiry in 1987, Judge Sylvia Cartwright observed that an unethical experiment had been carried out in large numbers of women for over 20 years.

However, since that time there have been attempts to cast Green’s work in a more generous light. Jones, a now-retired obstetrician and gynaecologist and former clinical professor, is setting the record straight by telling his story – a story of unnecessary suffering, misplaced loyalties and of doctors in denial of the truth.

For further information: Otago University Press

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Books by Otago alumni

Harry Holland, Robert Burns: Poet and Revolutionist, edited by Dougal McNeill, Steele Roberts, August 2016.

A Magpie Collection: Neighbours with Feathers, by Liliane Parkinson, self-published, September 2016.

Africa’s Media Image in the 21st Century: from the “Heart of Darkness” to “Africa Rising”, edited by Melanie Bunce, Suzanne Franks, Chris Paterson, Routledge, London 2016, by Alan Roddick, Otago University Press, September 2016.

Biogeography and Evolution in New Zealand, by Michael Heads, Taylor and Francis/CRC, Boca Raton FL, September 2016.

An Unfinished Portrait: A Journey around my Mother, by Miriam Frank, Minerva Productions, November 2016.

Springer Handbook of Bio-/Neuroinformatics, edited by N. Kasabov, Springer, 2014.

Collaborative and Indigenous Mental Health Therapy: Tataihono – Stories of Māori Healing and Psychiatry, by Wiremu NiaNia, Allister Bush, David Epston, Routledge, December 2016.

Digital Leisure Cultures: Critical Perspectives, edited by Sandro Carnicelli, David McGillivray, Gayle McPherson, Routledge 2017.

An Intelligent Career: Taking Responsibility for your Work and your Life, by M.B. Arthur, S.N. Khapova and J. Richardson, Oxford University Press, January 2017.

Rock and Roll: Selected Poems in Five Sets, by Mark Pirie, Bareknuckle Books, Brisbane, Australia, 2016.

Queen Alexandra's Birdwing Butterfly: Ornithoptera alexandrae, by David K. Mitchell, Southdene Sdn. Bhd, Malaysia, May 2016.

35 Short Poems, by C.A.J. Williams, The Buttress Press, Wellington, December 2016.

Media Exposure During Infancy and Early Childhood: The Effect of Content and Context on Learning and Development, edited by R. Barr and D.L Linebarger, Springer, New York, 2016.

The Miles Between Me, by Tony Nealie, Curbside Splendour Publishing, April 2016.

In Pastures Green: North Taieri Presbyterian Church 1866-2016, edited by Huia Ockwell, Mosgiel North Taieri Presbyterian Parish, September 2016.

The Grand Electrification of the South, by Gay Buckingham, The Power Company Limited, Invercargill, December 2016.

Rock and Roll: Selected Poems in Five Sets, by Mark Pirie, Bareknuckle Books, Brisbane, Australia, 2016.

Tonsils to Toenails: the Life of Pat Cotter, Christchurch Surgeon and Tree Farmer, by Claire Le Couteur, The Cotter Medical History Trust, December 2016.