The Year of Falling
'The Year of Falling' is a contemporary novel set in New Zealand, Iceland and the UK. It follows the interlinked stories of three women: 29 year-old graphic designer Selina, her older sister Smith (a jeweller living in a house truck in Golden Bay) and Selina's elderly landlady, Quilla. When mysterious porcelain dolls start turning up on Selina’s doorstep, she knows it’s a bad sign. Shortly afterwards she embarks on an ill-judged affair with a celebrity TV chef and her life starts to unravel. Smith, in the meantime, is caring for a small boy called Ragnar, and has decided to track down her own missing mother. Quilla, a former magician's assistant, is haunted a past mis-deed that she wants to put right. It is published by Makaro Press. http://www.makaropress.co.nz/makaro-books/the-year-of-falling-by-janis-freegard/
The Glass Rooster
The Glass Rooster is a poetry collection published by Auckland University Press. Each of the eight sections (or ‘echo-systems’) in the book – The Damp Places, Forest, Cityscape, The Alpine Zone, Space, Home & Garden, Underground and In the Desert – is introduced by a triolet, a French poetic form with repeated lines. Other poems are arranged in pairs, each echoing something about the other, whether desert plants, the presence of balloons or the dangers of working in a mine. A glass rooster – observer of stars and lover of hens – wanders through each section of the book. There are poems about art, about places, about unusual expeditions, and about love.
The Continuing Adventures of Alice Spider
The Continuing Adventures of Alice Spider is an extended prose poem sequence. Many of Alice's adventures were collected into a chapbook by US-based Anomaloous Press; others have appeared in Turbine, JAAM, AUP New Poets 3 and the online Pukeahu anthology.. “Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety” – these words weren’t first written for Alice Spider, but they should have been. She is a heroine for our times – a multitasker of the human spirit and a joy in all her manifestations. Cherish her, and take her to your hearths.” —Mary Cresswell, author of Trace Fossils
Kingdom Animalia: the Escapades of Linnaeus
'Kingdom Animalia: the Escapades of Linnaeus' is a poetry collection published by Auckland University Press. The poems are arranged according to Carl Linnaeus' original taxonomic groupings for animals and each section is introduced by a prose poem about Linnaeus himself.
AUP New Poets 3
Poetry, with Katherine Liddy and Reihana Robinson