Story: Poetry

Attitudes for a New Zealand poet

Allen Curnow explains both the personal and cultural context of his famous poem which compares the position of the poet in New Zealand with the skeleton of a moa in Canterbury Museum.

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Point of View Productions
Reference: Early days yet: a profile of the poet Allen Curnow [videorecording]. Director/producer: Shirley Horrocks. Auckland: Point of View Productions, 2001

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John Newton, 'Poetry - The Caxton poets', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/43073/attitudes-for-a-new-zealand-poet (accessed 8 December 2019)

Story by John Newton, published 22 Oct 2014