Announcement of contributors – Kerikeri anthology

Pavlova Press is pleased to announce the upcoming publication of Ngā Ripo Wai | Swirling Waters, an anthology of writing about Kerikeri. 

Noel Jones, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

This multi-genre collection in te reo Māori and English explores the uneven terrain of Kerikeri and its history, from the pā to the store, from the warrior to the gardener, from the chainmail coat to the black singlet to the Māori Battalion tie pin, from the orchards to the river banks, from the airport to the Old Packhouse Market and the galleries. This beautiful, undulating landscape of poems, ultra-short stories, interviews and histories comes from writers with a Kerikeri connection. 

Poet and essayist Lynn Jenner calls the anthology: “… a word painting of this place as it was and as it is now …” and asks, “Is Kerikeri a settled place? Yes and no. That tension is what makes this anthology so much fun to read and so worthwhile to think about.” 

Congratulations to the contributors whose work has been chosen to feature in the anthology, and to Dallon August, whose artwork graces the cover (which will be revealed shortly!). We would also like to acknowledge the valuable input from Andrew Blanshard and Liz Bigwood.

Alistair Tulett
Audrey Lappin
Barbara Wrigley
Bella Booth
Briar Wood
Bruce Hudson
Corralie Betts
Debbie Raphael
Diana Menefy
Elinor Davis
Fiona Kidman
Glenn Colquhoun
Heather McQuillan
Jac Jenkins
Jill Creighton
John Geraets
John O’Hare
Julia Barber
Julia Reinholt
June Pitman-Hayes
K.V. Martins
Kanjini Devi
Kathy Derrick
Kipa Munro
Lesley Marshall
Lilly Marie Hulse
Lucy Spice
Lynette Wrigley-Brown
Lynne Hill
Marino-Moana Begman
Mark Graver
Martin Porter
Mercedes Webb-Pullman
Philippa Campbell
Piet Nieuwland
Rose Wunrow
Sian Williams
Sophie McEntee
Susi Thompson
Tania Aslund
Tūauahiroa Te Kēpa
Vaughan Rapatahana
Vera Dong
Vivian Thonger
Vivienne Plumb

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