end of the year, already. And we have only managed two issues of Trout
for 1998. There is a New Year's resolution in there somewhere. Anyway here
is our "Bumper Christmas Issue"...
with many periodicals, the individual issues of Trout throw up some unconscious
threads or themes. There is at least one I can see in this issue...
of us have stories to tell of journeys that have affected our lives, the
decisions we make, the people we love. Cape Reinga's dirt road, crossing
on the ferry to Picton for the first time, the big O.E. Travel is a part
of who we are, a compass that defines both "elsewhere" and home.
of the writers in Trout 5 explore the significance of journeys, physical
and spiritual. Stephen Oliver
writes of Conrad & Wells, "two voyagers who possessed that
sense of the bigness of the world". Annora
Gollop takes us on a train trip up the North Island, Louis
Armand on Captain Cook's Last Voyage. Zane
Ivy and Peter Robinson share experiences
of Korea and Japan while David Buchanan
and Andrew Coop compare "here" and "there".
is much more besides... prominent poets Murray
Edmond and Kapka Kassabova offer
new work; we are delighted to include stories by newcomers Chloe
Gordon and James Hollings...
collaborates with photographer Jocelyn Carlin,
and Sam Gaoa talks famous names with NZ director
Vincent Ward, here promoting his new film
in all an end of year "blowout".
wishes for the Christmas season.