William (Bill) Direen
Re: the 2022
volume of poetry
Seasons William Direen
For research or review copies
& retail orders
To buy online
(other products available)
Nelson: Volume Bookshop, 15 Church St Nelson
7010. In stock.
Christchurch: Scorpio Books, 120 Hereford
Street, BNZ Centre, Christchurch 8011. In stock.
Dunedin: UBS Otago, HD Skinner Annex, Otago
Museum Reserve, Dunedin 9016. In stock
Unity Books, 57 Willis St, Wellington 6011.
or instore at Flying Out, 80 Pitt St, Auckland 1010.
MAIL ORDER in USA go to
was intending to follow doctor's orders
and have a rest for a few months,
but the NZ National Library
wants to commit seppuku.
therefore editing a special issue
of writing by NZ's best writers,
to try to prevent this calamity.
from the album M.A.L.A
kind of tetraptych video
from the studio of John Morrison
November 2020 the NZ National LIbrary
sold or permitted sale of 50,000 books
from the NZ ‘Overseas Collection’.
promise to destroy NZ's national collection
of 624,000 "overseas published" books
gathered over many decades since the foundation
of the General Assembly Library in the 1860s.
directors of the National Library wish to restrict
and remove its international aspect,
which has kept us in the loop with other National LIibraries
encouraging international exchanges of thought and feeling
through literature, history and up-to-date research.
register your concern
at this by all legal means.
31 January, 2021
Bandcamp proceeds go to the campaign
to prevent NZ National LIbrary from performing hara kiri.
from May 1st, 2021
a real treat to have a lyric published
on thick warm paper and in great company.
Cheers to Mark and Michael at Broadsheet,
and to Chris for querying punctuation
It's already sold out but click
image to read at high rezz.
outside of USA may vary
or pick up a copy in NZ from Flying
Zealand art and music critic
a guided tour
through decades of music
Radio NZ Concert
Sunday 31st May at 5pm
with Podcast to follow.
been made aware of a couple of postings:
John Morrison, familiar to Builders followers
for many brilliant clips has come up with a new short film.
upcoming Builders and Ferocious shows are cancelled.
We urge you to shop. Listen at your leisure:
vinyl or digital album, or Bandcamp streaming of
"Bill Direen" (Builders/bilderine ... 1980-present)
Liner notes by music critic Byron Coley
Gatefold sleeve with photos and all detailed info.
CD purchase (with booklet) or digital stream
of complete collaborative album Ferocious (2020).
The custom pack Ferocious CD comes with
a multi-page lyric booklet and information.
Foundation Auckland Fri Feb 28th w. Tanktop
Fringe Town Hall Feb 29th 2pm
Club Wellington Sat Feb 29th w. Hermione Johnson
outing for 2020
St Asaph St, Christchurch
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020
I am now on tour. It will be best now
if you check local networks for details.
in Republic of Serbia courtesy of
dates thanks to Chris Davis
Nov 28 - Brisbane QLD - Phase 4 Records & Cassettes
Brisbane live with The Garbage & the Flowers
Nov 29 - Auckland NZ - Audio Foundation
with Ron Gallipoli by Candlelight (featuring Hermione Johnson)
Nov 30 - Pyramid Club - Wellington NZ.
A MEMORY OF OTHERS
double-LP release SL100
by Sophomore Lounge (see below).
Will have copies for sale on tour.
Pick up a copy from us if you can catch a show
pre-order a mailed copy right now.
All and full versions of music from the documentary
plus free download of the Simon Ogston directed film
Bill Direen, a Memory of Others
(postage outside USA may vary)
October 2019 review
of the short story collection Combustions
by Serbian writer Srdan Srdic
may be viewed here.
debut album by Wellington project FEROCIOUS
a spoken word, electric guitar, drums and organ album,
(me, Mark Williams and Jo Contag)
will be released by NZ label, Rattle,
to be published in the land
of Milorad Pavic and Emir Kusturica.
The translation by Milan Pupezin
tells the story of a refugee in Berlin
from the former Yugoslavia.
of English language edition
sold at readings/performances.
that Bilders music will feature
in the cinematic component of France Hervé's
of the Ogston documentary
A Memory of Others
are planned in the coming weeks/months
of 2019 on Sky Rialto channel
Theatre-Music "Armistice" Show
New Athenaeum Theatre, Dunedin Fri/Sat November 9/10
improvisation/song with ensmble Stuart Porter (sax),
William Henry Meung (synth), Alex Wolken (p),
Greig Bainbridge (electric bass), Susan Ellis(tr),
Brendon Ryniker (dr), Pania Simmonds (acoustic bass).
final theatre show
Sunday November 11, 4pm
Auckland Book Launch
Monday 1st. The Open Book. 201 Ponsonby Rd.
Book launch with special guests Lisa Samuels
and Tru Paraha
Launch & readings
The Open Book, 201 Ponsonby Rd
Monday 1st October 2018, 6pm
12th October. Home again Builders reunion,
Dark Room, Christchurch
with Greig Bainbridge and Stuart Page
to all who took part in the 2018 show
about the Depression,
the Crash 1920s and more.
Closing shows are at Athenaeum Theatre Dunedin
on November 9th and 10th, 8:30pm.
and at Grainstore in Oamaru,
on 11th November at 4pm.