Hoopla poetry series

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Hoopla Poetry Series

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An albino huia, a stranger in the attic and a pink-haired woman ... Bird murder by Stefanie Lash is a gothic murder mystery narrating the demise of a ruined banker set in the not-quite-fictional town of Tusk.

The poems in Helen Rickerby's Cinema look at the personal through the lens of a camera and the world of cinema through the unfiltered eye. Meet the boy who learns to kiss from action movies, the girl made up of symbols and the director with the aesthetic of a sniper on the roof.

Heart absolutely I can by Michael HarlowFive fresh poems and a number from past collections form this book on the hoopla of love – a theme long a part of the poet’s fascination with the mysteries of human nature and his job in finding the language and music to express it. Michael Harlow calls on ‘the music of the heart to sing us alive’.   

Meet the first three books of the new Hoopla poetry series – all designed, edited, typeset and ready to launch in March! However, we need help with funding the print run of 450 books (150 of each). We are a small Wellington publisher called Mākaro Press, and we're very excited about the Hoopla series which we have been working on and funding ourselves since we opened for business in April 2013. The last hurdle is a big one: $2500 for printing three beautiful books, and we're applying for $2000 of that. Anything you pledge will make a huge difference to the success of this project. 

Hoopla is about enticing people to buy and read poetry books through the quality of the poets, the attraction of a series with three books launching at once, vibrant design and the accessibility of a clear narrative or theme.

We like strong work that steps onto the tightrope without hesitation and gives the performance of its life. It’s no accident the word Hoopla has connotations of commotion, extravagance and play about it. 

Hoopla books are published annually in sets of three. A new poet joins a mid-career and a late-career poet. This means the poets and their books work for and support each other rather than braving the tightrope (and hoops) on their own. 

Mākaro publisher Mary McCallum is Hoopla founder and editor. She is a poet and novelist, the founder and co-curator of Tuesday Poem online, and co-editor of Eastbourne: an anthology (2013). She is assisted in this project by Paul Stewart who has typset the books and worked on the text design, Billy Sushi on cover design, and Billy Sushi and Helen Reynolds who have contributed the cover images. 

The Hoopla poets:

Stefanie Lash is a poet and archivist who lives in Wellington. Her poems have appeared in journals including Sport, Takahē and Turbine.

Helen Rickerby is a poet, editor and publisher who lives in Wellington. She has published 2.5 collections of poetry with the chapbook Heading North (Kilmog 2010) her most recent. She is co-managing editor of JAAM and runs boutique poetry publisher Seraph Press. 

Michael Harlow is a poet, publisher and librettist who lives in Alexandra. Born in the USA with Greek and Ukrainian heritage, he settled in New Zealand in 1968. Michael has published seven collections of poetry including Giotto’s Elephant and The Tram Conductor’s Blue Cap, both finalists in the NZ Book Awards, and has been awarded a number of writer residencies.

Mākaro contact:

Mary McCallum +6427 6003313
[email protected]    makaropress.wordpress.com 
PO Box 41 032 Eastbourne 5047 New Zealand

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YOUR REWARDS AT THE LAUNCH

13/03/2014 at 10:33 AM

Kia ora Pledgers! Your rewards are all packed into boxes and ready to go to Blondini's for our HOOPLA launch tonight at 5.30 pm. And yes, we've had our Poetry High Tea - thanks to pledger Ann Cunninghame - a nice chance to get together before the launch and to share the project with a keen reader. The cross stitch will begin shortly... If you're unable to be at the launch to pick up your reward, please email us your name and address at [email protected] with PLEDGEME in the subject line. Kind regards Mary and Paul - Makaro Press. 

Come to the Hoopla launch!

04/03/2014 at 1:51 PM

 

Yes! the books are printed - and our launch is next Thursday, March 13, 5.30pm at Blondini's (upstairs at the Embassy Theatre, Kent Terrace, Wellington). We couldn't have done it without you. Come along and celebrate the release of these three books and the first birthday of Mākaro Press. 

 

Hoopla launch invitation

Thank you to our 51

01/03/2014 at 6:14 PM

THANK YOU to the wonderful 51 who pledged money to help us pay for the printing costs of our HOOPLA poetry books. We made $2,425 which is the amount - almost to the dollar - that we need to pay for our printing costs (including those pesky but very very nice flaps). We have to front for the GST, but no biggie. We are very excited and grateful. It will be fun organising the rewards now - Helen will be beavering away on the special little chapbook, Stef will be threading her needle and I'll be organising the high tea. Then there's all those books to wrap and name and send away (or keep for the launch). So many with homes to go to ... how good is that? Our launch is to be Thursday March 13 at 5.30 pm, so please pencil it in. We're just trying to sort out the venue ... a last minute glitch... cheers Mary and Paul (Mākaro Press)

 

We're there but any extra welcome

27/02/2014 at 7:59 AM

We may have got to the $2000 mark but pledges are still very welcome as printing costs have come out higher than we thought. Those dang flaps on the books! So dear pledgers and those yet to pledge - please keep the word out there until close of day on March 1. And again, THANK YOU TO OUR 40+ PLEDGERS - AWESOME!!!!

 

We made it!

26/02/2014 at 9:15 PM

Yes!!! We got to the $2,000 mark - unbelievable - thank you every one who pledged this evening especially -- and to all our pledgers. We're dancing a jig here. X

Thanks to all our pledgers

26/02/2014 at 4:14 PM

A massive thank you to all our 38 pledgers. We can't believe how generous people are being. We are 3 days away from our deadline and only $260 short. A reminder that if we don't get the full amount we won't receive any of the money pledged so far. Every dollar counts - if you have friends who are interested in poetry, cinema, love or crime please share our page with them. Thank you again to all our pledgers who have contributed towards this project.

Less than 24 hours later and over a quarter of the way there!

13/02/2014 at 12:32 PM

Yes!!! We are over a quarter of the way to our target but still a bit to go yet! Thank you so much to all those people who have pledged money so far. Who knew pledgeme was so thrilling! It has made us doubly excited about the project. 

Our first pledger

12/02/2014 at 5:13 PM

Our first pledger is none other than playwright, poet and paediatrician Renee Liang. Thanks Renee - so exciting to see that first pledge come in. And it's for the whole hoopla! Wonderful. 

    Pledgers 51

    Pam
    2014-03-01 15:32:56 +1300
    Marie Hodgkinson
    2014-03-01 14:55:12 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-02-27 22:09:49 +1300
    Siobhan Harvey
    2014-02-27 18:22:40 +1300
    Carolyn McCurdie
    2014-02-27 16:18:35 +1300
    karen
    2014-02-27 14:33:38 +1300
    Ann Cunninghame
    2014-02-27 10:01:55 +1300
    Anne Kennedy
    2014-02-26 23:02:55 +1300
    Brian Phillips
    2014-02-26 21:00:31 +1300
    Paula Boock
    2014-02-26 19:59:50 +1300
    Emma Neale
    2014-02-26 19:30:24 +1300
    Norma McCallum
    2014-02-26 18:55:01 +1300
    Erin Harrington
    2014-02-26 16:25:17 +1300
    Lora Mountjoy
    2014-02-24 21:22:33 +1300
    Pauline Dawson
    2014-02-24 17:31:31 +1300
    Kiri Piahana-Wong
    2014-02-24 08:18:11 +1300
    Alexandra Lutyens
    2014-02-24 06:41:58 +1300
    Amy Leah Brosnahan
    2014-02-23 20:39:10 +1300
    Emma Barnes
    2014-02-20 17:05:59 +1300
    Nicola Easthope
    2014-02-18 22:10:27 +1300
    Sienna Latham
    2014-02-18 19:22:44 +1300
    Helen Heath
    2014-02-18 14:25:43 +1300
    Helen Vivienne Fletcher
    2014-02-18 09:00:23 +1300
    Claire Beynon
    2014-02-17 23:00:10 +1300
    Elizabeth Welsh
    2014-02-17 11:10:23 +1300
    Sue Wootton
    2014-02-17 10:44:57 +1300
    Andrew M. Bell
    2014-02-15 17:43:18 +1300
    Anna Jackson
    2014-02-15 09:27:55 +1300
    Robyn Cooper
    2014-02-14 17:28:50 +1300
    Pete Carter
    2014-02-14 11:46:56 +1300

    Hoopla Poetry Series

    Project 2014-02-05 15:37:19 +1300

    An albino huia, a stranger in the attic and a pink-haired woman ... Bird murder by Stefanie Lash is a gothic murder mystery narrating the demise of a ruined banker set in the not-quite-fictional town of Tusk.

    The poems in Helen Rickerby's Cinema look at the personal through the lens of a camera and the world of cinema through the unfiltered eye. Meet the boy who learns to kiss from action movies, the girl made up of symbols and the director with the aesthetic of a sniper on the roof.

    Heart absolutely I can by Michael HarlowFive fresh poems and a number from past collections form this book on the hoopla of love – a theme long a part of the poet’s fascination with the mysteries of human nature and his job in finding the language and music to express it. Michael Harlow calls on ‘the music of the heart to sing us alive’.   

    Meet the first three books of the new Hoopla poetry series – all designed, edited, typeset and ready to launch in March! However, we need help with funding the print run of 450 books (150 of each). We are a small Wellington publisher called Mākaro Press, and we're very excited about the Hoopla series which we have been working on and funding ourselves since we opened for business in April 2013. The last hurdle is a big one: $2500 for printing three beautiful books, and we're applying for $2000 of that. Anything you pledge will make a huge difference to the success of this project. 

    Hoopla is about enticing people to buy and read poetry books through the quality of the poets, the attraction of a series with three books launching at once, vibrant design and the accessibility of a clear narrative or theme.

    We like strong work that steps onto the tightrope without hesitation and gives the performance of its life. It’s no accident the word Hoopla has connotations of commotion, extravagance and play about it. 

    Hoopla books are published annually in sets of three. A new poet joins a mid-career and a late-career poet. This means the poets and their books work for and support each other rather than braving the tightrope (and hoops) on their own. 

    Mākaro publisher Mary McCallum is Hoopla founder and editor. She is a poet and novelist, the founder and co-curator of Tuesday Poem online, and co-editor of Eastbourne: an anthology (2013). She is assisted in this project by Paul Stewart who has typset the books and worked on the text design, Billy Sushi on cover design, and Billy Sushi and Helen Reynolds who have contributed the cover images. 

    The Hoopla poets:

    Stefanie Lash is a poet and archivist who lives in Wellington. Her poems have appeared in journals including Sport, Takahē and Turbine.

    Helen Rickerby is a poet, editor and publisher who lives in Wellington. She has published 2.5 collections of poetry with the chapbook Heading North (Kilmog 2010) her most recent. She is co-managing editor of JAAM and runs boutique poetry publisher Seraph Press. 

    Michael Harlow is a poet, publisher and librettist who lives in Alexandra. Born in the USA with Greek and Ukrainian heritage, he settled in New Zealand in 1968. Michael has published seven collections of poetry including Giotto’s Elephant and The Tram Conductor’s Blue Cap, both finalists in the NZ Book Awards, and has been awarded a number of writer residencies.

    Mākaro contact:

    Mary McCallum +6427 6003313
    [email protected]    makaropress.wordpress.com 
    PO Box 41 032 Eastbourne 5047 New Zealand

    Comments

    YOUR REWARDS AT THE LAUNCH

    13/03/2014 at 10:33 AM

    Kia ora Pledgers! Your rewards are all packed into boxes and ready to go to Blondini's for our HOOPLA launch tonight at 5.30 pm. And yes, we've had our Poetry High Tea - thanks to pledger Ann Cunninghame - a nice chance to get together before the launch and to share the project with a keen reader. The cross stitch will begin shortly... If you're unable to be at the launch to pick up your reward, please email us your name and address at [email protected] with PLEDGEME in the subject line. Kind regards Mary and Paul - Makaro Press. 

    Come to the Hoopla launch!

    04/03/2014 at 1:51 PM

     

    Yes! the books are printed - and our launch is next Thursday, March 13, 5.30pm at Blondini's (upstairs at the Embassy Theatre, Kent Terrace, Wellington). We couldn't have done it without you. Come along and celebrate the release of these three books and the first birthday of Mākaro Press. 

     

    Hoopla launch invitation

    Thank you to our 51

    01/03/2014 at 6:14 PM

    THANK YOU to the wonderful 51 who pledged money to help us pay for the printing costs of our HOOPLA poetry books. We made $2,425 which is the amount - almost to the dollar - that we need to pay for our printing costs (including those pesky but very very nice flaps). We have to front for the GST, but no biggie. We are very excited and grateful. It will be fun organising the rewards now - Helen will be beavering away on the special little chapbook, Stef will be threading her needle and I'll be organising the high tea. Then there's all those books to wrap and name and send away (or keep for the launch). So many with homes to go to ... how good is that? Our launch is to be Thursday March 13 at 5.30 pm, so please pencil it in. We're just trying to sort out the venue ... a last minute glitch... cheers Mary and Paul (Mākaro Press)

     

    We're there but any extra welcome

    27/02/2014 at 7:59 AM

    We may have got to the $2000 mark but pledges are still very welcome as printing costs have come out higher than we thought. Those dang flaps on the books! So dear pledgers and those yet to pledge - please keep the word out there until close of day on March 1. And again, THANK YOU TO OUR 40+ PLEDGERS - AWESOME!!!!

     

    We made it!

    26/02/2014 at 9:15 PM

    Yes!!! We got to the $2,000 mark - unbelievable - thank you every one who pledged this evening especially -- and to all our pledgers. We're dancing a jig here. X

    Thanks to all our pledgers

    26/02/2014 at 4:14 PM

    A massive thank you to all our 38 pledgers. We can't believe how generous people are being. We are 3 days away from our deadline and only $260 short. A reminder that if we don't get the full amount we won't receive any of the money pledged so far. Every dollar counts - if you have friends who are interested in poetry, cinema, love or crime please share our page with them. Thank you again to all our pledgers who have contributed towards this project.

    Less than 24 hours later and over a quarter of the way there!

    13/02/2014 at 12:32 PM

    Yes!!! We are over a quarter of the way to our target but still a bit to go yet! Thank you so much to all those people who have pledged money so far. Who knew pledgeme was so thrilling! It has made us doubly excited about the project. 

    Our first pledger

    12/02/2014 at 5:13 PM

    Our first pledger is none other than playwright, poet and paediatrician Renee Liang. Thanks Renee - so exciting to see that first pledge come in. And it's for the whole hoopla! Wonderful. 

      Pam
      2014-03-01 15:32:56 +1300
      Marie Hodgkinson
      2014-03-01 14:55:12 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-02-27 22:09:49 +1300
      Siobhan Harvey
      2014-02-27 18:22:40 +1300
      Carolyn McCurdie
      2014-02-27 16:18:35 +1300
      karen
      2014-02-27 14:33:38 +1300
      Ann Cunninghame
      2014-02-27 10:01:55 +1300
      Anne Kennedy
      2014-02-26 23:02:55 +1300
      Brian Phillips
      2014-02-26 21:00:31 +1300
      Paula Boock
      2014-02-26 19:59:50 +1300
      Emma Neale
      2014-02-26 19:30:24 +1300
      Norma McCallum
      2014-02-26 18:55:01 +1300
      Erin Harrington
      2014-02-26 16:25:17 +1300
      Lora Mountjoy
      2014-02-24 21:22:33 +1300
      Pauline Dawson
      2014-02-24 17:31:31 +1300
      Kiri Piahana-Wong
      2014-02-24 08:18:11 +1300
      Alexandra Lutyens
      2014-02-24 06:41:58 +1300
      Amy Leah Brosnahan
      2014-02-23 20:39:10 +1300
      Emma Barnes
      2014-02-20 17:05:59 +1300
      Nicola Easthope
      2014-02-18 22:10:27 +1300
      Sienna Latham
      2014-02-18 19:22:44 +1300
      Helen Heath
      2014-02-18 14:25:43 +1300
      Helen Vivienne Fletcher
      2014-02-18 09:00:23 +1300
      Claire Beynon
      2014-02-17 23:00:10 +1300
      Elizabeth Welsh
      2014-02-17 11:10:23 +1300
      Sue Wootton
      2014-02-17 10:44:57 +1300
      Andrew M. Bell
      2014-02-15 17:43:18 +1300
      Anna Jackson
      2014-02-15 09:27:55 +1300
      Robyn Cooper
      2014-02-14 17:28:50 +1300
      Pete Carter
      2014-02-14 11:46:56 +1300
      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 01/03/2014 at 3:32 PM.