new zealand electronic poetry centre

David Howard





          Literary journals are an endangered species in New Zealand. The precursor of Takahe was Cornucopia, which died this winter after a financial haemorrhage and poor veterinary care from its editor.
          Takahe is a more robust bird. It intends to traverse the literary landscape on short, thick legs. It will move through the tussock where younger writers live and accompany them to the foothills of reputation and readership. On the long journey it will flap its wings at reviewers, peck a the kneecaps of subscribers for sustenance and reprduce itself every thre months.
           Why not come along?






Last updated 12 April, 2006