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Alexander Turnbull Library blog


Dark of the Moon - fan book. Photo Llewellyn Jones.

Dark of the Moon – fan book.Edition of six.2013. Photo Llewellyn Jones.

This week, Rose-Marie Tonk, Collections Librarian at the Alexander Turnbull Library (National library of New Zealand) posted a blog titled Marama Warren: living a creative life.

Rose-Marie writes of our meeting at the New South Wales State Library in Sydney earlier this year and the subsequent purchase of 60 of my artist’s books by the Alexander Turnbull library. The blog features photographs of some of my books by Rose-Marie’s colleague in Wellington, photographer Llewellyn Jones.

A display of a selection of my books continues at the Katherine Mansfield Reading Room at the library in Wellington.

You can see Rose-Marie’s blog post at

I wrote the poem on the fan book while staying at Arthur Boyd’s Bundanon where I was inspired by the landscape. It reads:

When shadows fall into those floss pink caves

lit by humming neon from the west

dark of the moon stars scatter like seeds

and sow themselves in dreams.

For more information about Bundanon go to








One comment on “Alexander Turnbull Library blog

  1. greengaze
    September 30, 2016

    what an evocative poem so beautifully placed. Congratulations again! x

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