To date Anahera Press has focussed exclusively on publishing poetry books, but we are now considering branching out and publishing short story collections as well. To this end, Kiri is undertaking a reading marathon surveying some of the world’s finest short story books – including Jhumpa Lahiri’s Interpreter of Maladies, Albert Wendt’s Ancestry, and Tina Makereti’s Once Upon a Time in Aotearoa – in order to get a handle on the genre.
Is this a publishing company or a band?? Last Thursday Anahera Press headed out to artist Rewi McLay’s whare in Mt Albert, West Auckland. We were there to photograph Rewi’s gorgeous painting, ‘Manu Ahi’, which is to be used as the basis of the cover of Ben Brown’s forthcoming poetry collection, ‘Between the Kindling and the Blaze.’ Our photographer also took the opportunity to snap a few shots of Ben, and just as we were leaving, captured this Outrageous Fortune-style moment outside Rewi’s house. On left, publisher Kiri Piahana-Wong; in middle with guitar, Rewi McLay; and on right, author Ben Brown. Image credit Rowan Klevstul.