Story: Poetry

Charles Brasch

This undated photograph of Otago poet and Landfall editor Charles Brasch captures the sense of a lonely figure in the New Zealand landscape that is often evoked by his poetry.  The sound file is a poem from his third book of poetry, The estate, which was published in 1957.

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Hocken Library, University of Otago
Reference: S14-047c

Permission of the Hocken Library Uare Taoka o Hakena, University of Otago, must be obtained before any re-use of this image. Further information may be obtained from the Library through its website.

Courtesy of Alan Roddick, Charles Brasch Literary Executor;

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 (Charles Brasch reads own poems, 1962/Reference ID30171)

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How to cite this page:

John Newton, 'Poetry - The Caxton poets', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/speech/43076/charles-brasch (accessed 9 December 2019)

Story by John Newton, published 22 Oct 2014