Tag Archives: Basil Dowling

Small acts of kindness

After an edition goes out I never know whether I’ll receive any feedback. If I hear nothing I just presume the poems were alright and didn’t offend/upset anyone. And then the times I do get a response I’m usually pleasantly … Continue reading

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A hint of autumn

So here we go – another card, another season. Autumn to me means blackberrying, visiting Glenfalloch for a stunning visual feast of trees adorned in their autumn splendor, and the crisp sounds in the air as I venture out to … Continue reading

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Happy coincidences

Early last year I was contacted by Rod Dowling wanting to use one of my poems in the NCEA practice exams he sets. He mentioned his brother Basil was a poet so I went along to the local library and … Continue reading

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On this great plain

If you live in Christchurch or surrounds get yourself along to Bryce Gallery (on the corner of Riccarton Road and Paeroa St) to see On this great plain. It’s a solo exhibition by Janie Porter. Janie was one of our … Continue reading

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