Mr Maui's Monologues  by Peter Bland

Mr Maui's Monologues by Peter Bland

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For over 50 years Peter Bland’s poetry has been a consistently recognizable presence on the New Zealand literary scene. His exploration of belonging and the mysteries of time and place have been celebrated in an increasingly flexible voice. These delightful poems are accompanied by 23 superb pen and ink drawings by Carl Bland. This is Peter Bland's seventh collection. About the Author Peter Bland is an Auckland poet with an international reputation. As a broadcaster in the 1960s he edited the national Poetry programme and inaugurated New Zealand's first national arts review programme Kaleidoscope. He was also a co-founder and artistic director of Wellington's Downstage theatre. He has published several collections of poetry and in 1977 was given a Cholmondeley Award for Poetry by the British Society of Authors. Recently he has been a regular poetry reviewer for the New Zealand Listener. His two most recent collections are Ports of Call and Let's Meet (Steele Roberts 2003). Peter was born in Yorkshire in 1934 and emigrated to New Zealand in 1954, where he became closely associated with the Wellington group of poets which included his close friends Louis Johnson and James K Baxter. Since the early 1970s he has divided his time between England and New Zealand and travelled widely as an international jobbing actor. He is perhaps best known in New Zealand for his role as Wesley Pennington in the 1985 film Came a Hot Friday, for which he won a GOFTA Best Film Actor Award. He is married with three children. This 2008 Steele Roberts Paperback is in Mint condition.

ISBN: 9781877448270 SKU: 395136 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.