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The Poetry Archive of NZ Aotearoa (PANZA) recently reached 5,000 titles.
Thanks to all those who have donated to the Archive over the past year. The Poetry Archive of New Zealand catalogue has now been significantly updated to reflect many new acquisitions in December and January.
The summer update includes the receipt of 12 boxes of New Zealand poet and editor Louis Johnson’s international literary magazines, including substantial New Zealand material such as issues of Graham Lindsay’s Morepork journal, a complete set of Robert Thompson’s Image and a complete set of Landfall up to the 1980s. Thanks to Cecilia Johnson for this kind donation.
The Archive began in February 2010 with around 3,000 titles and has grown substantially in the past year. PANZA would particularly like to thank Auckland poet, editor and novelist Alistair Paterson, Wellington poet/publisher Mark Pirie, Wellington publisher Roger Steele and the late New Zealand anthologist, poet and memoirist Harvey McQueen for their sizeable contributions to the fast-growing collection.
A full list of donations is listed in each issue of Poetry Notes, the PANZA newsletter.