Title: Sport 23: Spring 1999

Publication details: Fergus Barrowman, November 1999

Part of: Sport

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Sport 23: Spring 1999


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Barbara Anderson's eighth book and sixth novel is Long Hot Summer (VUP, 1999; Jonathan Cape, 2000).

Nick Ascroft is a poet, editor & would-be novelist. His first collection of poetry, From the Author of, will be published by VUP in 2000.

Pippin Barr is a philosophy and computer science student at Victoria university. He has also completed Greg O'Brien's poetry writing course. Go Cowboys!

Jenny Bornholdt's books include Miss New Zealand: Selected Poems (VUP, 1997) and These Days (VUP, forthcoming, 2000).

Geoff Cochrane's latest collection of poems is Into India (VUP, 1999). He is also author of the novels Tin Nimbus (1995) and Blood (1997).

Tim Corballis was born in Montreal and lives in Dunedin. He would feel most at home at some point on the line between these cities.

Louis de Bernières's novels include the award-winning bestseller Captain Corelli's Mandolin. He visited New Zealand for the 1998 International Festival Writers and Readers Week.

Stephanie de Montalk's first collection of poems will be published by VUP in 2000.

Julia du Fresne was a member of Bill Manhire's short fiction workshop in 1998. She is a columnist for the NZ Catholic and is working on a novel.

Laurence Fearnley's first novel, The Sound of Her Body, was published by Hazard in 1998. She lives in Germany.

Robin Fry lives in Petone near Wellington. Her poems have been published in the NZ Gardener, Takahe, Poetry NZ and in NZ Poetry Society anthologies.

Dinah Hawken's books include Water Leaves Stones (VUP, 1995) and The Little Book of Bitching (Sport, 1998).

Kerry Hines lives and works in Wellington. Her poems have appeared in untold and Poetry New Zealand.

Ralph Hotere is New Zealand's foremost living artist. Born in Mititmiti in 1931, he has lived at Port Chalmers, Otago, since 1969. A major survey of his collaborative work with New Zealand poets, Hotere—out the black window, toured the country 1997–99. An exhibition of his large-scale artworks, organised by the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, opens next year.

Anna Jackson lives in Auckland with partner Simon Edmonds and small children Johnny and Elvira. Her poetry has been published in AUP's New Poets One, and a collection, The Long Road to Tea-time, is forthcoming in 2000. She tutors in the English Department at the University of Auckland.

Kai Jensen is a poet living in Hamilton, where he works as a university administrator.

Andrew Johnston lives in Paris. A selected poems, The Open Window, was published in the UK by Arc in 1999; a new collection, White Swans, will be published by VUP in 2000.

Richard Killeen is an Auckland painter. A major retrospective of his work, Stories We Tell Ourselves, is at the New Gallery, Auckland, September–December 1999, and is then touring the country. It is recorded in a book of the same title by Francis Pound.

Emma Lew's first collection of poems, The Wild Reply, was published in Melbourne in 1997.

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Mary McFarlane, born in 1960, is a sculptor, metal worker and installation artist who lives and works in Port Chalmers. Her work has been exhibited widely around the country and two sculptural installations, entitled Muses, were erected in Port Chalmers last year. She has produced a number of collaborative works with Ralph Hotere (who did the lettering for the work on pp.6–7).

James McNaughton recently completed a BA at Victoria. He has a grant from WINZ to read the complete works of Proust.

Mary Macpherson is a Wellington poet and photographer. Her first collection, The Inland Eye, was published in 1998 by Pemmican Press.

Gregory O'Brien's new book is Winter I Was. He works as an artist, writer, curator and teacher. As well as gifting a painting to Victoria University in 1995, he has gifted a number of books to the Beaglehole Room of the university's library.

Chris Orsman's second collection of poems, South: An Antarctic Journey, was published by VUP in 1996, and in the UK by Faber & Faber in 1999. He is the publisher of the Pemmican Press.

Rose Page is currently living in Oxford where she edits magazines, catalogues books in the University libraries, and studies acupuncture and Chinese medicine. But she is really a Westie, from Henderson Valley.

Chris Price is the Editor of Landfall and Writers and Readers Coordinator for the New Zealand Festival 2000.

Alan Riach is Associate Professor of English at the University of Waikato. His most recent poetry collections are First & Last Songs (AUP, 1995) and From the Vision of Hell: An Extract of Dante (Akros, 1998). His next book of poems will be published in 2001.

Derek Schulz has published fiction in AND, ANTIC and On The Beach (Australia). His first collection was Other Words (1987). He has recently completed a second collection and is at work on a novel.

Elizabeth Smither is the author of many books of poems, most recently The Lark Quartet (AUP, 1999), as well as short stories, novels, journals and plays. She lives in New Plymouth.

Tim Upperton was born in Waipukurau in 1961. He studied English at Massey University, and is now the library manager for Whangarei District.

Richard von Sturmer's work has appeared in several recent NZ anthologies, including We Don't Know How Lucky We Are and The Second New Zealand Haiku Anthology, and a cycle of poems, the ‘Blue Cliff Verses’, has just been published on the World Wide Web by Mudlark http://www.unf.edu/mudlark/

Tom Weston lives in Christ church. He does not have an e-mail address and is frequently acc used of being a Luddite. He denies this. Some of his poems have appeared in earlier editions of Sport. Anthony White is a writer and amateur jazz musician, living in Wellington. He is presently studying towards an MA at Victoria University.

Alison Wong lives in Titahi Bay. The extracts published are from a novel-in-progress, for which she has received a NZ Founders Society Research Award, a Reader's Digest-NZ Society of Authors Fellowship at the Stout Research Centre, and a grant from Creative New Zealand.

Louise Wrightson is a Wellington bookseller who believes in happy endings.