Sam Hunt

Poet

Sam Hunt, CNZM, QSM, is arguably New Zealand's best-known, best-selling poet. The idiosyncratic Hunt published the first of many poetry collections at the age of 23. Since then he has performed across the length of the land in pubs and schools, and made music with David Kilgour and the NZ Symphony Orchestra. Hunt explored Cook Strait for 1988 documentary Catching the Tide, and can be seen touring with poet Gary McCormick in Artists Prepare andThe Roaring Forties Tour.  He was also the subject of the five years in the making Sam Hunt: Purple Moon, which was released in 2011.

I’ve been performing since I was born. Sam Hunt, in 1980 documentary Artists Prepare: Sam Hunt and Gary McCormick