Charles Quentin Fernie Pope

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Charles Quentin Fernie Pope (1900–1961), known as Quentin, was a New Zealand writer, journalist, poet and poetry anthologist, foreign correspondent and war correspondent. He was born in Wanganui, New Zealand, and died in Hong Kong.

Kowhai Gold, the 1930 anthology of New Zealand poetry edited by Quentin Pope and published in London and New York included some poets still read: Eileen Duggan, A. R. D. Fairburn, Robin Hyde, Katherine Mansfield and R. A. K. Mason. But with many less distinguished and overly sentimental contributions, Kowhai Gold became a derogatory term to later poets.

As a war correspondent from New Zealand in World War II, Pope chafed against the censorship of his writing, particularly about the American forces stationed in New Zealand and he caused [..] more trouble than all the other Press correspondents put together.[1]