NEW ZEALAND STUDIES NETWORK
POETRY READING BY
FRIDAY 17thJUNE AT 6 PM at BIRKBECK
Brian Turner is one of New Zealand’s leading poets. His first collection, Ladders of Rain (1978), won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, and his sixth, Beyond (1992), the New Zealand Book Award for Poetry. His most recent, JusThis, won the 2010 New Zealand Post Book Award for Poetry. He was New Zealand Poet Laureate 2003-2005. His acclaimed work in other genres includes co-authorship of the autobiographies of All Black stars Josh Kronfeld and Anton Oliver, a biography of Colin Meads, significant contributions to Timeless Land and The Art of Grahame Sydney, and Into the Wider World: A Back Country Miscellany.
Brian will read from All that blue can be (1989), Taking Off (2001) –both shortlisted for the NZ Book Awards for Poetry -- and the award-winning, Just This (2009). He will also read from Inside Outside, forthcoming in July/August.