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Between the Lines: Denis Glover 1912-1980

Television (Excerpts) – 2005

Denis Glover's poems are some of the most enduring in New Zealand's literary tradition. "And Quardle oodle ardle wardle doodle" from The Magpies is probably the country's best known line of poetry. Glover also established the first independent literary press, The Caxton Press. Directed by Bill de Friez, this documentary makes a candid look at the poet, revealing a larger than life figure ("a great drinker, a great womaniser, a great poet") connected to all the literary personalities of his day. 

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Opening Track 'The Magpies' composed and performed by The Six Volts

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