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Deadpan by James Norcliffe is a new collection of poetry from one of New Zealand’s authors, the work of a mature and technically astute poet

Ko Aotearoa Tātou I We Are New Zealand

In the aftermath of the Christchurch terrorist attacks of 15 March 2019, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared: ‘We are all New Zealanders.’ These words resonated, an instant meme that asserted our national diversity and inclusiveness and, at the same time, issued a rebuke to hatred and divisiveness. Ko Aotearoa Tātou | We Are New Zealand is bursting with new works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and visual art created in response to the editors’ questions: What is New Zealand now, in all its rich variety and contradiction, darkness and light? Who are New Zealanders?

Letter to 'Oumuamua

In Letter to ‘Oumuamua, James Norcliffe applies a cool, clear eye to human life on Earth and makes succinct observations that traverse the personal and political. Grounded in the local but encompassing the global, they range through subjects such as commuting, insomnia and faltering health to the contemplation of current events and issues such as gun violence and climate change.

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