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Spiral issue 5

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With thanks to the Macmillan Brown Library Te Puna Rakahau o Macmillan Brown at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha University of Canterbury for making this issue available.


Patricia Grace: aspects of her stories in Waiariki and The dream sleepers by Keri Kaa
A letter to my mother; Barefoot boy; Te ata-The morning : poems by Keri Kaa
The kuia and the spider / Te kuia me te pungawerewere : review by Keri Hulme
A wedding: story by Bub Bridger - Illustration by Susie Roiri
Because: poem by Heather McPherson
Batiks and a statement by Carole Stewart
Origins: poem by Pamela Brabants
the last lesbians: poem by alison j. laurie
Adrienne Rich and separatism: the language of multiple realities by Mary Gentile
Emerging from underground: the women’s art movement in New Zealand, by Juliet Batten
Rape trial piece; ‘This woman died I care’ by Allie Eagle
The Women’s Gallery, old and new collectives (photographs by Fiona Clark and Barb MacDonald)
Maeve; and a statement by Bridie Lonie
Rosemary Johnson 1942-1982
Beyond the pale part II, by Ngaire Mules and Mary-Louise Brown
Howlback: review by Margaret Leniston - statement by Mary-Louise Brown
Mothers: workshop photographs by Ruth Gerzon and Barb MacDonald - review by Heather McPherson - transcript of discussion between Harriette Blount and Robyn Belton
A statement and two painted doors by Harriette Blount
There’s a man growing in my house; Christmas Time: poems by Juliet Batten
Cases; Sunday sinners: poems by Mary-Jane Ansell
Full Circle: news of a collaborative project, by Carole Shepheard
Statement about Jeanette by Carole Shepheard
For Jeanette: poem by Caroline Hoby
Jeanette: photocollage by Carole Shepheard
Prints by Tiffany Thornley
Sand pieces by Allie Eagle
Women, water and sand: a personal account by Juliet Batten
Holly’s husband: poem by Patricia de Joux
The arrest, line etching by Tiffany Thornley
The refuge trip; Star emotions: drawings by Vicki Macdonald, with statement, letter
How I feel about myself now, and my different lifestyles; the Spiral collective and me; by Vicki Macdonald
Incest: illustration by Janet de Wagt - extracts from a long poem by Heather McPherson - The last taboo: incest: poem by Rosemary - Incest survivors group: first report - Father: poem by Lynda Stevenson - Incest: poem by Heather McPherson - The sexual abuse of children: review by Heather McPherson
Rooms: pen and ink drawings by Linda James
My mother; Vaea; Telherphone Conservation; A poetry reading: poems by Carmel Peteru
Kei: story by Keri Hulme - illustration by Robyn Kahukiwa
Trying to appease mother earth: poem by Keri Hulme

This Joyous, Chaotic Place: He Waiata Tangi-ā-Tahu
Charts & Soundings: some small navigation aids
Wahine kaituhi: women writers of Aotearoa