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Hone Tuwhare

Te Rārawa, Te Aupouri, Ngā Puhi

The late Hone Tūwhare (1922-2008) remains one of New Zealand's most loved and respected poets. Tūwhare has been the subject of numerous documentaries. He also wrote short stories and plays, and the drama Eel for anthology television series E Tipu e Rea. Tuwhare died on 16 January 2008 in Dunedin.

The keynote of Tūwhare’s writing is an uncommon emotional honesty. Each poem is alive from start to finish. The shock of warmth and discovery, as one reads these poems, happens again and again. James K Baxter