NZ poet Hone Tuwhare

Moving on from poetry for Valentine's Day one poet absent from the list compiled by Paula Green was Hone Tuwhare. Perhaps his poetry lacked romanticism but Tuwhare is recognised as New Zealand’s most distinguished Māori poet writing in English. Tuwhare was a working man turned poet. He was trained as a boilermaker and worked with … Continue reading NZ poet Hone Tuwhare

Romantic kiwis – happy valentine’s day

When it comes to romance poetry is the language of love right? Apparently, our poets have a very dark approach to the subject of love according to journalist Bronwyn Sell who had been asked to find a New Zealand poem to read at a friend's wedding. If you have time please read her entire article. The … Continue reading Romantic kiwis – happy valentine’s day