Friday 1 November 2013 4:42pm
Edited by David Eggleton
Landfall 228 is an event, an occasion: an arts and literary festival between covers. Offering darting word-play, erudite exploration of culture and literature, and lots of imaginative and critical writing from notable practitioners and new talent, Landfall 228 contains a carousel of exuberant poets, a bureau of unpredictable essayists, a cavalcade of zestful artists, a cluster of fresh and risky prose writers. Also included are the top four essays from the Landfall 2014 Essay Competition, for which 40 entries were received.
The artworks include a photo-essay on a memorial installation made by sculptor Mary McFarlane; a suite of portraits by New York-based New Zealand artist Lorene Taurerewa; graphic art by Denise Copland; and black-and-white graphic art by printmaker Barry Cleavin.
There are short stories or prose fiction from Sheridan Keith, Kate Davis, Russell Haley, Andrew Paul Wood and others, as well as a chapter from a forthcoming novel, ‘The Ice Slide’, by Sandra Arnold, winner of the Landfall Seresin Residency 2014.
There’s a prose childhood memoir by Michele Leggott; a Melbourne memoir by David Herkt; and a poetic tribute to West Coast writer Peter Hooper by Jeffrey Paparoa Holman.
The Landfall Review section includes a major essay by C.K. Stead on Kevin Ireland’s poetry, and Damian Skinner writes about Cliff Whiting: He Toi Nuku, He Toi Rangi, while Gerry Te Kapa Coates reviews Angela Wanhalla’s award-winning book Matters of the Heart: A history of interracial marriage in New Zealand. Simone Oettli comments on Fiona Kidman’s novel The Infinite Air.
And of course there is an eclectic and wide-ranging mix of brand-new poetry by Elizabeth Smither, Bernadette Hall, Anna Jackson, Rhian Gallagher, Sue Wootton, Alan Roddick, Reihana Robinson, Jen Crawford, Maris O’Rourke, Richard Reeve, Nick Ascroft, Joanna Preston and Carolyn McCurdie – as well as poems from emerging poets Kirsti Whalen, Carin Smeaton, Rata Gordon, Lynley Edmeades, Liz Breslin, Morgan Bach, Marissa Cappetta, Doc Drumheller – and more, much more.
What a Landfall! The editor of New Zealand’s liveliest literary and arts magazine has sluiced for gold and come up trumps. Landfall 228 is abuzz with aspirational creativity, showcasing the nation’s best: from the uncanny and the unhomely to the affectionate and the disaffectionate; from the cultural physics of what where how to the pathos and wonder of past present and future … Landfall Aotearoa New Zealand: the narrative journey continues.
DAVID EGGLETON is a prolific poet, writer and critic. His most recent collection The Conch Trumpet (OUP, 2015) won the 2016 Ockham New Zealand Book Award for poetry, and he received the Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement in poetry in October 2016. His other awards include six times Book Reviewer of the Year in the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, PEN Best First Book of Poetry in 1987 and the Robert Burns Fellowship.
Paperback, 215 x 165 mm, 208 pages, 16 in colour, ISBN 978 1 978 1 578 47 2, $10
Published with the assistance of Creative New Zealand