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Hone Tuwhare

Hone Tuwhare was a distinguished poet, and a playwright and author of short fiction, whose writing career spanned some 50 years. His first published collection of poetry, No ordinary sun, appeared to acclaim in 1964. Tuwhare, who was of Ngāpuhi descent, died in January 2008 at the age of 85.

In this interview, he recites one of his poems and talks about the importance of reading poetry aloud.

Sound file from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero (Hone Tuwhare – Maori poet/Reference number TX3137)

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Reference: 25 August 2001

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Creative life - Writing and publishing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/speech/2045/hone-tuwhare (accessed 23 July 2019)

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