R. A. K. Mason

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Ronald Allison Kells Mason (10 January 1905 - 13 July 1971) was described by Allen Curnow as New Zealand's "first wholly original, unmistakably gifted poet".[1][2]

He was born in Penrose, Auckland on 10 January 1905.[3] [4]

He was educated at Auckland Grammar School, where he met fellow poet A. R. D. Fairburn.

He died in Takapuna, Auckland on 13 July 1971.[5]

His works[edit]

  • In the Manner of Men (1923)
  • The Beggar (1924)
  • Four Short Stories (1931-1935)[6]
  • Sonnet to MacArthur's Eyes (1950)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mason, R.A.K
  2. ^ R.A.K. Mason - NZ Literature File - LEARN - The University Of Auckland Library
  3. ^ Who’s Who in New Zealand, 9th edition, edited by G C Petersen, p235 (1968, Reed, Wellington)
  4. ^ Who’s Who in New Zealand, 10th edition, edited by G C Petersen, p238 (1971, Reed, Wellington)
  5. ^ Who’s Who in New Zealand, 11th edition, edited by J E Traue, p299 (1978, Reed, Wellington)
  6. ^ Holloway Press - R.A.K. Mason - Four Short Stories 1931-35

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