There is a new book out, about New Zealanders who were involved in the Spanish Civil War. My personal knowledge of the Spanish Civil War begins and ends with The Clash’s Spanish Bombs – which is probably my all-time favourite Clash song (and that’s saying something). Personally, my main interest in war is to try to stop it, but I appreciate remembrances for those who fought/ died/ nursed etc. This is an important new work, telling the personal stories of New Zealanders who were involved. Mark Derby is the editor.

Peter Clayworth (my partner) has two articles in it and it will be launched in Wellington at Unity Books on 28 May (Budget Day)

More here

Kiwi Companeros

Kiwi Companeros

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0905/S00142.htm

http://c20c.wordpress.com/2009/05/11/kiwi-companeros-new-zealand-and-the-spanish-civil-war/

http://books.scoop.co.nz/2009/05/09/homage-to-aotearoas-anti-fascists/

brief

…and I have a poem/prose poem/piece in the latest brief

http://sydreef.blogspot.com/2009/04/issue-37-april-2009.html