Kevin Ireland

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Kevin Mark Ireland, OBE (born 18 July 1933, Auckland) is a New Zealand poet, short story writer, novelist and librettist.[1]

Life[edit]

He lived in England for 25 years, although he has consistently identified himself as a New Zealand poet. He worked for The Times for 20 years. He was writer-in-residence at Canterbury University in 1986, the Sargeson Fellow in 1987, the University of Auckland's writing fellow in 1989, assistant editor of Quote Unquote, and president of PEN, 1990–91.[2]

Family[edit]

He married Pheobe Caroline Dalwood; they have two sons. He lives in Devonport, New Zealand.[1]

Awards[edit]

Works[edit]

  • "Railway Jokes", Sport 8 (Autumn 1992)
  • "Face to Face: Twenty-Four Poems" (1963)
  • "Educating the Body" (1967)
  • "A Letter from Amsterdam" (1972)
  • "Orchids, Hummingbirds and Other Poems" (1974)
  • "A Grammar of Dreams" (1975)
  • "Literary Cartoons" (1977)
  • "The Dangers of Art: Poems 1975–80" (1980)
  • "Practice Night in the Drill Hall: Poems" (1984)
  • "The Year of the Comet: Twenty-Six 1986 Sonnets" (1986)
  • "Selected Poems" (1987)
  • "Tiberius at the Beehive" (1990)
  • Anzac Day: Selected Poems. Hazard Press. 1997. ISBN 978-1-877161-11-7. 
  • Fourteen reasons for writing: new poems. Hazard Press. 2001. ISBN 978-1-877270-08-6. 
  • Walking the land. Hazard Press. 2003. ISBN 978-1-877270-52-9. 
  • How to Catch a Fish. Awa Press. 2005. ISBN 9780958253864. 
  • How to Survive the Morning. Cape Catley. 2008. ISBN 9781877340178. 
  • Dreamy Days and Nothing Done. Steele Roberts Aotearoa. 2012. ISBN 978-1-877577-69-7. 
  • Selected Poems 1963-2013. Steele Roberts Aotearoa. 2013. ISBN 978-1-927242-16-2. 

Short Stories[edit]

Novels[edit]

Editor[edit]

  • The New Zealand Collection: A Celebration of the New Zealand Novel (1990)

Essays[edit]

Memoirs[edit]

Anthologies[edit]

  • Jenny Bornholdt, Gregory O'Brien, Mark Williams, eds. (1997). An anthology of New Zealand poetry in English. Oxford University Press New Zealand. ISBN 978-0-19-558338-0. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Profile, International Who's Who in Poetry and Poets' Encyclopaedia; accessed 23 September 2015.
  2. ^ Profile, bookcouncil.org.nz; accessed 23 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Previous winners". Creative New Zealand. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 

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