Walter D'Arcy Cresswell

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Walter D'Arcy Cresswell (22 January 1896–21 February 1960) was a New Zealand poet, journalist and writer. He was born in Christchurch, North Canterbury, New Zealand on 22 January 1896.[1] "He is not remotely the poet he believed himself to be, and, judged on his verse alone, would long have been forgotten". [2] As an out gay man, Cresswell blackmailed Charles Ewing Mackay, then mayor of Wanganui.[3]