Alt-arts bible hits the street

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Volume 12 of Phantom Billstickers’ Café Reader – the Summer 2016 edition of New Zealand’s subversive bible of Kiwi art/music/poetry community – has arrived in town.

The latest quarterly issue (75 full-colour pages) features …

  • The Wildside Saga, The legendary Murray Cammick’s experience of the music industry, and how he started a record label in Godzone.
  • Photography by Murray Cammick
  • Lancery, by US poet Alexis Rhone Fancher
  • The Red Mole Diary 1977-1980, by Neil Hannan
  • Double page spread of paintings by Robert Scott
  • An Ode to Hip Hop, by Mark Pirie (about the uptake of hip hop in the early ’90s)
  • Poems by Michael O’Leary, Mike Brosnan, Victor Billot
  • Poet Michelle Leggott (whose image appears on the cover
  • Plus new work from Elizabeth Smither, and a Bob Dylan piece by Michael O’Leary.

Café Reader has a circulation of 12,000 copies, and it’s free in all cool shops and cafés. Or you can read it online here (click the arrow on the right-hand side of the page).

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