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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Coffee and birdsong

    • Mary Manning
    • 08 November 2016
    17 Comments

    'Pull the levers, scoop the coffee, flatten it, steam fragrant liquid into white cups. My lever-pulling right arm has huge muscles from my coffee ballet. Around me: the buzz of conversations about people's plans for their day. No one knows I am lonely.' Short story by former Eureka Street editorial assistant Mary Manning, who died on Tuesday 8 November 2016.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Cronies of the nudge and wink

    • Grant Fraser
    • 13 May 2013
    3 Comments

    When ibis move, they do so in rosters of fastidious steps, each bird as polite as a grandad who is looking for the salt ... Stooped in twos or threes like patient skittles, they whisper quiet inventories of silvered figments and storied frogs.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The crunching surge of Aramoana's surf

    • Peter Matheson
    • 27 February 2007
    1 Comment

    I swim the land / And walk the sea, / I breathe  these hills / As they breathe me.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The word shifter

    • Penelope Buckley
    • 08 July 2006

    Penelope Buckley reflects on Aileen Kelly’s City and Stranger.

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