Early Days Yet, directed by Shirley Horrocks, is a documentary about New Zealand poet Allen Curnow, made in the last months of his life. The poet talks about his life and work, and visits the places of some of his most important poems. It includes interviews with other New Zealand poets about Curnow's significance as an advocate for New Zealand poetry. As Curnow famously mused in front of a moa skeleton displayed in Canterbury Museum: "Not I, some child, born in a marvellous year / Will learn the trick of standing upright here."
Early Days Yet is a portrait of internationally acclaimed New Zealand poet Allen Curnow. It follows Curnow in the last months of his life as he revisits the sites of some of his most important poems - from the South Island of New Zealand, ...
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