Anthology of poems. "Eastbourne is a fresh collection of writing that has sprung from Wellington’s Eastern Bays. With work by acclaimed New Zealand authors and poets such as Denis Glover, Lloyd Jones, Steve Braunias, Kate de Goldi and Robin Hyde, the anthology also showcases young and emerging talent like Sarah Laing and Airini Beautrais. An extraordinary 120 authors were behind the 190 submissions and discoveries of poetry, fiction, memoir and essays the editors had to select from, with 110 pieces making the cut. The anthology editors are Eastbourne writers and editors Mary McCallum, Anne Manchester and Maggie Rainey-Smith. They say the anthology is not a coffee table book but a collection of work that gets under the skin of life on the "other" side of Wellington Harbour with 4,700 people living where bush meets the sea on a road that ends with Pencarrow lighthouse. The book begins at Point Howard and goes all the way to the Pencarrow, every Bay with its quota of stories and poems, but the book has wider appeal too. Everyone with an interest in New Zealand literature will enjoy this collection of superb writing joined by a theme common to so many of our communities, living on the littoral, where land meets sea"