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Hone Tuwhare

Television (Full Length) – 1996

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Mature

Gaylene Preston's documentary offers a glimpse into the life, art, and cheeky-as-a-kaka style of late Kiwi poet, Hone Tuwhare. The man with "the big rubber face" (as poet Glenn Colquhoun put it) is seen at home and travelling the country reading his work; polishing a new love poem; visiting old drinking haunts; reading to entranced students; and offering thoughts on everything from The Bible to Karl Marx's love life. He reads some of his best-known poems, including Rain and No Ordinary Sun. Read more about the film (which is sometimes known by the subtitle No Other Lips), from both director Gaylene Preston, and critic Costa Botes

The stars shall be your pearls upon a string, the world a ruby, for your finger ring.
– Hone Tuwhare

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