Poets on Music: Peter Olds, Michael Harlow, Keri Hulme, David Karena-Holmes, Bryony Jagger -- Poetry: Pip Adam, Tusiata Avia, Emma Barnes, Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhran, Mary Anne Bourke, Owen Bullock, Peter Dane, David Eggleton, Mariana Isara, Bryony Jagger, Harold Jones, Eli Kent, Helen Lehndorf, Stephen Oliver, Peter Olds, Richard Reeve, Peter Stapleton Michael Steven -- Fiction/Auto-Fiction: Scott Hamilton, George Henderson, Siobhan Harvey, Ted Jenner, Grant McDonagh, Antony Milton, K.M. Ross, Jim Wilson -- Essays/Commentary: William Dart, Kiran Dass, Adam Gifford, Kate Kennedy, Dugal McKinnon, Robin Maconie, Martin Rumsby, Bruce Russell, Andrew Schmidt -- Photographs: Stuart Page, Marcel Tromp -- The Landfall Review: Jon Bywater, Jacques Coulardeau, Brett Cross, Nicola Cummins, Scott Hamilton, Michael Harlow, Jack Ross, Damian Skinner, Marcel Tromp -- Cover: Cilla McQueen -- Back page Michael Morley.
Bill Direen grew up in the sixties surrounded by music and poetry of all sorts, classical, cultural, liturgical, radio pop and solid state rock. He studied electronic music under Douglas Lilburn before concentrating on literature (M.A. Hons, Canterbury University) and developing an independent career as writer and musician.