Sunday, April 19, 2015

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Other sites

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Other posts on this site and at

Yoga & Chocolate Workshop, Te Matai Road, Palmerston North, April 18-19, 2014
My house in Palmerston North, New Zealand, 2013
Stonehenge Aotearoa, 2010
Martinborough and Greytown, 2010
Melbourne After 45 Years, 2007
Chinese gold miners' huts, Arrowtown, 2006
Journey to Jurassic Park, 2006
Elaine Ireland's graduation day, 2005
Elaine Ireland's graduation portraits, 2005
The end of an era: My last dummy page, 1989
England to India: Pictures from trip, 1960
Our pets: Phoebe and Sophie

Comments on my poetry

It's a really big book,* Alan, in every sense of "big" — and I congratulate you on it ... I can feel you living and hear you speaking in every poem — that incomparable eye for an image, and tone of voice for a very special personal music. But mere words cannot express admiration enough. I just read and read, happy to hear your very own voice, grown a good deal more confident with the years... — James Kirkup

You most definitely have a poet's eye and poet's sense of pared-down, effective and honed language. And something better than that: an original way of looking at things, a capacity for thought and consideration... — Elizabeth Smither

* The Drowned Harem. (I'm still working on this.)

My address

PO Box 2052
Palmerston North 4440
New Zealand

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