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More than a roof

A book cover with a picture of a house and some NZ money and the words More than a roof

More than a roof
Housing, in poems and prose

Edited by:
Adrienne Jansen, with Joan Begg, Rebecca Chester, Wesley Hollis, Roman Ratcliff.
Landing Press, 2021 RRP: $25.00

More than a roof
is about housing.

It’s about nostalgia, anger, contentment, longing, fear and much more. It brings together voices from across the spectrum – from those with no homes, those in emergency accommodation, in caravans, in cars, on boats, in rentals, or in their own houses.

Drawing together well-known writers and first-time poets, it’s a unique and timely collection.

Each poem lets us in to a personal viewpoint and narrative that gently and inevitably leads to a self-reflection of what makes up our own home. A welcome respite to the endless editorials on the housing crisis and who is to blame. – Vic Crockford and David Zussman, Community Housing Aotearoa

If you become homeless, you either give up or you move on. These poems remind me of times when I had to make that choice, to give up or move on. – Ab Strac

A house, a home, to be homeless, to be at home in the world… I guarantee you’ll be moved by the stories in this collection, lavish in its multiplicity of voices. It’s beautiful and heart-warming, and at times it will move you to tears. A wonderful read. – Bernadette Hall


$22 Available from Landing Press or from Nationwide Books.

Landing Press is a small cooperative press based in Wellington. It publishes poetry that many people can enjoy.