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The 2022 volume of poetry
Seasons by William Direen
ISBN 978-19911671-0-1

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An Anthology of Writers Deeply Concerned about
Massive Book Disposals occurring at
the National Library of New Zealand
Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa
(the wellsprings of knowledge)

2021. 64pp.

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at No Disposals

Heartfelt thanks
to Phantom Billstickers
for street level QR posters
and nationwide café distribution
in spring-summer 2021



160 years of fine acquisitions and half a century

of inadequate storage

leading to disposals on an unprecedented scale

at the National Library of New Zealand.

2021. 28pp.

Printed edition is sold out sorry
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Definitive revised edition (2022)
with a key to the characters.

Limited edition




USA Tour Diary in poem form
2020. 40pp

sold out sorry

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NS uSaaUs RZ

Sampler of prose extracts and poetry

2019. 44pp sold out sorry



Homage to Karl Wolfskehl

2019. 20pp sold out sorry
electronic version



Enclosures 4 contents:
Tyrant Dream Story
Mutism: prose
G: a mathematical story
Manima & Minima: a story of complementary opposites
Theatrefraught: prose
On Drainage: about windmills (historical)
Stoat: Interview of sorts
Film: sequences
Index of the Four Little Books

Interview with Anna Livesy in Ears Wide Open, about the Enclosures series (1 to 4).

Interview with Tania Robinson on OARadio about 2018 theatre-music song and improvisation and 2018 touring.

Enclosures 4 contains a folk tale, creative essays, a plan for a theatre in mourning, mathematical desperation and lyrics from recent text-music recordings with Wellington trio Ferocious. It contains the last instalments of a fragmentary novel about Dunedin denizen Robert Stoat.
Any of the books or sections within them may be read independently. The Enclosures titles enclose selected writings, each with its own preoccupations.
This volume is concerned with speech and liberation in the focus media of cinema, theatre and the visual arts, through sound and silence, in darkness and in light.

Further information on the Enclosures series (pdf)

Final annual issue Number 11, 2017

Editor's translations end the series of eleven Percutios since 2006.
Thanks to all contributors, especially translators.
P 2017 selects 38 poems by canonical European poets.
An introduction establishes chronology and affiliation.
A translation, version or response in English accompanies each poem.

Le dernier numéro de Percutio contient
une quarantaine de poèmes européens (de 700 av. J.C. à nos jours).
avec en vis-à-vis une traduction, une variante, un commentaire ou une suite.
Une introduction situe chaque poème dans son époque.

90 pp, soft cover
ISSN: 1953-1427
R.R.P. : $(NZ)20 / €15
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Five further pieces of fiction, patient diary, travel diary and essay
by New Zealand musician-poet Bill Direen.

127 pp, soft cover
ISBN: 978-0-9951010-0-5
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Issue Number 10, 2016

Inscriptions from grave sites (English & Ancient Greek),
an essay discussing Malakula (Vanuatu) rites
with reference to Virgil and many Greek myths,
and reviews of non-mainstream NZ books of the last 12 months.

76 pp, soft cover
ISSN: 1953-1427
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Fiction, poetry, diary, utopia and zootopia
in fragmentary instalment novel by Bill Direen.

190 pp, soft cover 
ISBN 979-10-91280-04-4
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First part of the four part fragmentary instalment
novel by Bill Direen.

It appeared in 2008
Reprinted July 2009.
132pp. 12.5 x 18cm. Soft cover.
300 copies. isbn 978-1-877441-06-6 It was printed in New Zealand and contained:
The Princess of Nineveh and the Musician: tale Places and People: historical
How the Mirror Came to the Museum
Jonah: novella
Notebooks from France and New Zealand Jones: a voyage
The Stadium: novella

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A few copies of Percutio 2015 still available (various contributors)


SOUND FILES Not Given Lightly #1 Readings/ Recordings

Titus T Not Given Lightly #2 Fiction & Auto-Fiction

DOWNLOADABLE ESSAYS Not Given LIghtly #3 Articles & Essays

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Past contributors: Doireann Ni Ghriofa, Joel Chace, Richard von Sturmer, Franco Bianciardi, David Mackenzie, Mark Pirie, Mary Cresswell, Jacques Coulardeau, Lindsay Smith, Mary-Anne Bourke, Jo Contag, Campbell Walker, David Eggleton, Scott Flanagan, José-Manuel Lopes, Sally Ann McIntyre, Lisa Samuels, Wystan Curnow, Ted Jenner, Grant McDonagh, Jonathan Crayford, David Karena-Homes, Stuart Page, Cilla McQueen, Michael Steven, Sue Wootton, Nick Ascroft, Richard Reeve, Sandra Sarala, Gunther Dietrich, Robin Maconie, France Hervé, Steve Dean, Jim Wilson, Ben Webb, Jack Ross, David Howard, Mike Johnson, Jessica Denton, James Norcliffe, Mila Kovan, Geoff Cush, K.M Ross, Greg Waterston, Scott Hamilton, Eden Bradfield, William Direen, Nigel Bunn, Chris Walshaw, Mark Williams, Dairena Ni Chinèide, Peter Olds, Sandra Bianciardi, Jenny Powell, Thomas Findeiss, Peter Davies, Jowe Head, Michael Morrissey, Vaughan Rapatahana, Eckhart von Hochheim, Nathan Creech, Matthew Swanson, Brett Cross, Andrew Schmidt, Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh, April Dolkar, Arno Loeffler, Sandra Bell, I.A.F. Goldsmith, T.J.Costelloe, Jessica L. Meyer, Katherine Mansfield