"A poet of considerable subtlety and strength, a 'dangerous writer.'" -- Charles Causley, Landfall
About the Author
BILL MANHIRE was born in Invercargill in 1946. He was his country's inaugural Poet Laureate and has won the New Zealand Book Award for Poetry four times. He holds a personal chair at the Victoria University of Wellington, where he directs the celebrated creative writing programme and the International Institute of Modern Letters. His volume of short fiction South Pacific was published by Carcanet in 1994.