Tusiata Avia: ‘Nafanua goes to Russia and meets some friends from back home’ was published in Bloodclot, Victoria University Press, 2009

Sarah Broom: ‘North’ was published in JAAM 27, 2009

Geoff Cochrane: 'What Sixty Minutes teaches' was published in Pocket Edition, Victoria University Press, 2009

Jennifer Compton: 'The Threepenny Kowhai Stamp Brooch' was published in Quadrant, 2009

Lynn Davidson: 'Before we all hung out in cafés' was published in How to live by the seaVictoria University Press, 2009

John Gallas: 'the Mongolian Women's Orchestra' was published in Poetry London Newsletter, 2009

Bernadette Hall: 'The Fox' was published in The Lustre Jug, Victoria University Press, 2009

David Howard: 'Overture: Aotearoa' was published in Takahe 68, 2009

Lynn Jenner: 'A Hassidic story might start . . .' was published in JAAM 27, 2009

Brent Kininmont: 'Morphine' was published in Sport 37, 2009

Michele Leggott: 'nice feijoas' was published in Mirabile Dictu, Auckland University Press, 2009

Emma Neale: 'Proposal' was published in Takahe 67, 2009

James Norcliffe: 'yet another poem about a giraffe' was published in Cincinnatti Review 6.2, 2009

Gregory O'Brien: 'Dylan Thomas (b.2003), Coolmore Stud, New South Wales' was published in small edible garden, Fernbank Studio/Wellington Plains, 2009

Chris Price: 'Stowage' was published in The Blind Singer, Auckland University Press, 2009

Kerrin P. Sharpe: ‘a possible journey’ was published in Turbine 09

Marty Smith: 'Hat' was published in Sport 37, 2009

Elizabeth Smither: 'Two adorable things about Mozart' was published in Raven Chronicles, Vol. 14, No. 1: Legacies  and subsequently in Quadrant and the New Zealand Listener, 2009

C.K. Stead: 'At the Villa dei Pini' was published in Landfall 217, 2009

Brian Turner: 'Fear' was published in Just This, Victoria University Press, 2009

Tim Upperton: 'The starlings' was published in A House on Fire, Steele Roberts, 2009

Louise Wallace: 'The Poi Girls' was published in Since June, Victoria University Press, 2009

Ian Wedde: 'Metalworx Engineering' is part of a longer verse sequence 'from Good Business', published in Good Business, Auckland University Press, 2009

Douglas Wright: 'Exposure' was published in the New Zealand Listener, 2009

Ashleigh Young: 'Certain Trees' was published in Sport 37, 2009

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