Other titles in association with Sport

cursory rhymes_front_coverCursory Rhymes

Gerald Melling was an architect and writer. Born in Liverpool, England, in 1943, he travelled widely before settling in Wellington. His poems appeared in Landfall, Islands, Sport, Takahe, the Listener and elsewhere. The Skybox, a house he designed and built for himself in Egmont St., continues to enjoy a remarkable popularity. Gerald began to write the poems collected in this book when he was diagnosed with cancer in late October 2012. He died in December.

Introduction by Geoff Cochrane
Published by Thumbprint Press in association with Sport
64 pages, $20.00
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The Long and the Short of It

The best stories over 10,000 words and under 1000 words as judged by Elizabeth Knox, Bill Manhire and Emily Perkins are:

The best story over 10,000 words:
‘The Road to Tokomairiro’ by Lawrence Patchett

The best story under 1000 words:
‘Clean Hands Save Lives’ by Kirsten McDougall

Highly commended (over 10,000 words):
‘Anchorage’ by Sylvie Thomson
‘When We Were Bread’ by Anna Jackson
Highly commended (under 1000 words):
‘The Orienteer’ by Rachel O’Neill
‘The Waikato Farmers’ by Craig Cliff

Cover and illustrations by Anastasia Doniants.
Published by Unity Books and Sport. RRP $20
long and short of it press release (PDF)



Great Sporting MomentsGreat Sporting Moments: The Best of Sport Magazine 1988-2004

Great Sporting Moments, 
edited by Damien Wilkins, 
is a lavish selection 
of the best writing from 
the first 17 years of Sport, New Zealand’s leading 
literary journal.

576 pages, NZ$29.95

Read Damien Wilkins’ introduction

Victoria University Press. Buy here