Friday, 7 November 2008

wednesday and thursday

New Zealanders Greg O’Brien and Jenny Bornholdt (above) briefly passed through London en route for Menton and Berlin early this week bringing with them a copy of Jenny’s new book The Rocky Shore (Wellington, Victoria University Press). She will be back to read in Britain in March next year. Greg brought a limited edition booklet The Wolf of Horeke (Wellington, Fernbank Studio) with artwork by Noel McKenna.

The following night’s Crossing the Line reading featured Americans Charles Alexander (above) and Daniel Kane. Alexander read from two recent books, Near or Random Acts (San Diego, Singing Horse, 2004) and Certain Slants (NY, Junction Press, 2007) together with some more recent sections of his ongoing sequence ‘Pushing Water’. Tim Atkins kindly supplied the incidental music.

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