The Roaring Silence arrives!

The Roaring Silence has arrived onsite, all 500 copies! It’s looking really beautiful and we’ll be releasing the details of the launch soon. In the meantime, get ready to take a look at this compendium of interviews, poetry, art and prose about suicide. It is a stunning collection of work and ideas that make you realise how we are all affected by suicide, and what we might be able to do about reducing the suffering of those going through tough times. Special thanks go out to everyone involved including all the contributors listed below and the editorial and design collaborators.

The Roaring Silence arrives!In Aotearoa New Zealand, this country, our home, suicide takes many more lives than the road toll. Yet for many years suicide has been shrouded in secrecy, both in our daily lives and in the media. Suicide has been positioned as a dark taboo too dangerous to discuss, or too shameful to admit to. At the same time, the problem of suicide has grown. Suicide crosses all age, gender, cultural divides and affects families, neighbourhoods, friendship groups, communities of interest. With this book we’re hoping to open the dialogue about suicide and demystify it.

With contributions from:

Aaron Kevin Croawell, Alexander Wright, Alice Tumblescribbleson, Allan McEvoy, Amethyst Caverhill, Anita Mary, Antoinette Ratcliffe, Ashton Brown, Bernie Harfleet and Donna Turtle Sarten, Beth Ducklingmonster, Caitlin Smith, Chris McBride, Colleen Henry, Dallas Gopi, Darly Royan Paraha, David Merritt, Deborah Alma, Elaine De Guzman, Elisabeth Horsfall, Elizabeth Kirkby-McLeod, Emma Bryson, Erica Smith, Finola Scott, Gilbert Lawrence, Grace Shelley-Poschl, Grant Alexander , Heidi North-Bailey, Hugh Wilson, Imogen Rogers, Irina May, James F Easteal, Jenny Laycock, Jodie Ancliff, Jude Galang, Judge Neil MacLean, Julia West, Jutta Humpfer, Karin Hofko, Karen Belk, Kay McGregor, Kiri Piahana-Wong, Kirin Cerise, Lauri Lee In-Jung Shore, LIFELINE, Lily, Linda Jarrett, Linda Stevenson, Lyndsay Brock, Lynn Lawton, Manu Fotu, Marina Grey, Matthew Crookes, Matthew George Richard Ward, Mavis Gulliver, Melissa Fergusson, Miriam Barr, Mohamed Hassan, Nancy Brier, Natasha Lay, Nigel Brown, Paul Chapman, Qalina, Rangituhia Hollis, Richard von Sturmer, Robyn Gibson, Robyn Pickens, Rod Emmerson, Rosie Whinray, Rozana Lee, Sam Orchard, Shaq Leota, Simon Esling, Sticks and Stones, Tanya Ruka, To’asavilli Tuputala, Vanessa Crofskey.

For more information on the publication contact Amelia Harris at or Linda Blincko