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Leaving the Red Zone: Poems From the Canterbury Earthquakes

Leaving the Red Zone: Poems From the Canterbury Earthquakes

Author: edited by James Norcliffe and Joanna Preston
$39.99 (NZD)  inc GST
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More than 400,000 people
More than 14,000 earthquakes
5 years
People talked about quake brain, but the
Canterbury earthquakes, despite or because
of this, generated amazing bursts of creativity:
music, dance, astonishing street art; and poetry.
Leaving the Red Zone is a rich and wide-ranging
collection showcasing much of the best poetry:
148 poems
from 87 poets.
Here are sorrow, resignation, defiance,
stoicism, humour black and wry,
and everything in between.


Other books will tell of the earthquakes from the
point of view of the geologist, the seismologist,
the historian, or photographer; Leaving the Red
Zone tells of the Canterbury earthquakes from
the point of view of the human heart.

Table of contents
LAMENT / Ian McCartney FEBRUARY 22, 2011, REPORT 2 / Keith Westwater SEPTEMBER. POEM / Lynn Tara Austin SNAP / Rangi Faith SLEEP AND WAKE / Helen Bascand HOBIGIN RARKEEZE KANTUR-BURG / Jan Hutchison DAY CHART WITH EARTHQUAKE / Helen Jacobs 0435 SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 4TH 2010 / Teoti Jardine OUT THERE / Helen Bascand MY NAME IS AURELIA / Robynanne Milford LIPSTICK / Fiona Farrell THE BIG ONE / Andrew Paul Wood GEOGRAPHY / Leslie McKay TELEGRAPH ROAD / James Norcliffe HAIKU / Helen Yong THE HORSE / Fiona Farrekk HAIKU / Doc Drumheller 04.09.2010, 4:35AM, TAWA UNIT, ROLLESTON PRISON / Tam Vosper FEBRUARY. FAULT / Joanna Preston SEPARATION / Gail Ingram IT WAS MY BIRTHDAY / Koenraad Kuiper FINDING SEPELA: 22 FEBRUARY / Tusiata Avia FEBRUARY 22, 2011, REPORT 1 / Keith Westwater WHEN THE ROCKING CAME, THE PIANO ... / Jeni Curtis EQ TXT MSG / Melissa Parsons NEGATIVE GRAVITY / Janet Wainscott PRAYER FOR A BOY WHOSE NAME I NEVER FOUND OUT / Jeni Curtis THE ORCHARD / Sue Wootton NOTES FROM THE CATASTROPHE / Leslie Mckay TWO HAIKU / Sandra Simpson ORCHARD / Sue Wootton REMEMBER WE THEM WILL / David Howard TEN TO ONE / Chris Stewart WALKING THE LAND / Rangi Faith THE HISTORIAN'S DREAM / Jane Simpson OBSERVING THE ANKLES OF A STRANGER / Frankie McMillan A STREET IN NEW BRIGHTON / Jan Hutchison BEHIND THE CORDON, CASHEL MALL / Jane Simpson STERN POST / Kay Luff DENDRITES / Gail Ingram ANGELUS AND TREMULOUS / Helen Young ROCK STAR HEAVEN / Brindi Joy THE SPARROWS / Helen Lowe AFTERSHOCK. AFTERSHOCK / Sean Joyce HAIKU / Lynn Tara Austin AFTER SHOCK / Raina Kingsley HAIKU / Rosemary Scott AFTERSHOCK / Tom Weston CORNER OF COLOMBO AND ST ASAPH / Tusiata Avia RICHTER MEETS MERCALLI IN CHRISTCHURCH... / Keith Westwater 6.3 (OR THE QUAKE POEM) / Elizabeth Morton SO HEARTS MAY SLEEP / Robynanne Milford ALLOW ME TO SAY / Helen Lowe THE YELLOW PAGES OF THE TELEPHONE BOOK... / Jan Hutchison IT'S THE LITTLE SHIFTS / Helen Bascand NOTHING IS / Barbara McCartney DO YOU REMEMBER? / Lorraine Ritchie I PLOT TO SECURE SOMEONE LIKE KING LEAR'S FOOL_ / Jan Hutchison UPHEAVAL / Karen Zelas WHEN ALL YOU / Jeffrey Paparoa Holman BETWEEN BIRDSONG AND NOTHING / Nod Ghosh FARE / Joanna Preston A DAY NOT YET BROKEN / Jan Hutchison INTERVAL / Helen Jacobs UNDER THE TABLE / Carrie Beckwith EASTERN CHRISTCHURCH / Emma Currie AFTERSHOCKS / David Gregory RESILIENCE / Keith Westwater SOMETIMES / Amy Paulussen THREE HAIKU / Barbara Strang THE TARP / Fiona Farrell TEACHING ROMEO AND JULIET ... / Jeni Curtis DEMOLITION REBUILD RANSOM NOTE / Andrew M. Bell JIGSAW / Helen Jacobs THE MINISTRY OF SORROW / Joanna Preston WHO OF YOU /Jeffrey Paparoa Holman THE NEW DETROIT/ Joseph Shaw TE HOU KAI TANGATA /Lucy Meth RESCUING A LIGHTHOUSE UP THERE... / Sarah Aileen THE CRANES / Gail Collier PROPOSAL FOR THE GARDEN CITY / Doc Drumheller CHRISTCHURCH CBD / Karen Zelas TOMORROW OR TODAY? / Lynn Tara Austin GEM AND MINERAL SOCIETY HALL... / Catherine Fitchett DEMOLITION / Kelly Pope SLANT / Catherine Fitchet DANCE-0-MAT / Jeni Curtis REBUILDING / Greg O'Connell SCRIM /James Norcliffe CANTERBURY TALES / Vivienne Plumb VARNISHING AT NIGHT / Erik Kennedy EARTHQUAKE / Jillian Sullivan SHIGERU'S GIFT / Jane Simpson LIKE A PRAYER / Catherine Fitchet CONSTANTS AND VARIABLES / Tierney Reardon DECLINING THE REAL ESTATE AGENT / Joanna Preston SOMEWHERE NEAR BALCAIRN / Bernadette Hall AN ACUTE ANGLE / Barbara Strang MY FATHER'S EARTHQUAKE / Brigid Barrer TREMORITIS / Barbara Strang SPEECHLESS / Cherry Hill AS SAFE AS HOUSES / Tracey Peterson JULIA AT TAI TAPU / Fiona Farrell AFTERMATH. IT'S NOT OUR FAULT /Melanie McKerchar RESILIENCE OF A FLEA / C.M. Fitzgerald MEET ME / Robynanne Milford CANTERBURY OBLATIONS / Keith Westwater DETOUR GAMES / Doc Drumheller SWARM / Helen Lowe POEM / Bernadette Hall ALONG THE ALLEY THE GIRL RAN FAST / Paula Slack BIZARRE THOUGHTS / Jennifer Barrer CHRISTCHURCH REVEALS ITSELF / Laurice Gilbert BIDING TIME / Judith Pavielle HAIKU / Barbara Strang HERE AND THERE / Karen Zelas THERE WAS A TIME / Cherry Hill RE-ZONED / Teoti Jardine RAINBOW / Vivienne Plumb EVERYONE IS STRANGE, BUT NO-ONE IS A STRANGER / Dean Walker THINGS THE EARTHQUAKES TAUGHT ME / John Ewen FROM COLOMBO STREET OVERBRIDGE / Karen Zelas EARTHQUAKE STORIES THEY DIDN'T PRINT / Bill Sutton ST PAUL'S TRINITY PACIFIC ISLAND CHURCH / Tusiata Avia VACANT / Catherine Fitchett GHOSTS FACING EVICTION / Joyce Elwood-Smith HAIKU / Barbara Strang THE EMPTY HOUSE CONSIDERED AS A GHOST / Siobhan Harvey RE-BOOTING AT SEVENTY / Barry Southam LEAVING THE RED ZONE / Don Rowlands POSSIBILITIES OF THE NOW / Annette Chapman LANDMARK SONNET / Brigid Barrer TWO HAIKU / Gayle Cook CATHEDRAL SQUARE / Sugu Pillay TWO HAIKU / Gail Ingram IRREGULAR ILLUMINATION / Vivienne Plumb CRACKS IN THE PAVEMENT / Raina Kingsley RECOVERY / Stephanie Grieve THE DEER BUILDS A PORT-A-LOO / Kerrin P. Sharpe THE NEW NORMAL MINDSET / Andrew M. Bell I LOOK FOR HOME IN THE LAST PLACE I LEFT IT / Genista Friesen INSURANCE WOES / Jo Cormack THE LOCUSTS / Glyn Strange ONE YEAR ON / Heather McQuillan CURMUDGEON / Judith Walsh THE DEATH OF SENECA / James Norcliffe EPILOGUE THE POEM THAT IS LIKE A CITY / Fiona Farrell
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  • : 9780992251758
  • : Clerestory Press
  • : Clerestory Press
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

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  • : Paperback
  • : edited by James Norcliffe and Joanna Preston