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Experiment 1


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After the absence for several years of a regular literary publication containing original work by students of this University we take great pleasure in presenting to you the first number of "Experiment", which we hope will serve this purpose.

Our intention is to publish both poetry and prose; and, as can be seen from the contents of this issue, we have drawn no barriers - political, religious or otherwise - save that the work has, in our opinion, literary merit. The Editors (The Committee of the Literary Society) offer no criticism of the material published, but constructive comment will be greatly appreciated and printed if felt to be of general Interest.

We thank all contributors for their support but would point out that limitations of finance necessarily prohibited the inclusion of all contributions offered to the Editorial Committee. However, further consideration will be given to this material. While extremely gratified by the response from students the Committee notes with regret the absence of any work of a critical nature. We would therefore appreciate for future issues reviews of significant publications, (eg,. The Oxford Anthology of New Zealand Verse), analyses of literary trends in New Zealand and elsewhere, and other articles of general literary interest.

Victoria University has the proud tradition of having fostered many of New Zealand's leading poets and critics. With this publication we hope to assist in a revival of this tradition and we look forward to your future support in our endeavour.