Kevin Ireland

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Kevin Ireland

Ireland in 2000
Ireland in 2000
BornKevin Mark Ireland
(1933-07-18) 18 July 1933 (age 88)
Auckland, New Zealand
OccupationWriter
GenrePoetry

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

Life[edit]

Born in Auckland, in 1959 Ireland headed for London where he remained for twenty-five years (with the interlude of a short interval in Bulgaria, translating Bulgarian poetry into English); for two decades, Ireland was employed by The Times.

In 1986, Ireland was writer-in-residence at Canterbury University; in 1987, he was the Grimshaw-Sargeson Fellowship; in 1989, he was the University of Auckland's writing fellow, assistant editor of Quote Unquote, and president of PEN, 1990–91.[2]

Family[edit]

Ireland's second wife was Phoebe Caroline Dalwood (1940-2000);[3] Ireland has two stepsons. He lives in Devonport, New Zealand.[1]

Honours and 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. ^ "Ireland, Phoebe Caroline, active 1940-2005". Ireland, Phoebe Caroline, active 1940... | Items | National Library of New Zealand | National Library of New Zealand. 1 January 1940. Retrieved 6 August 2020.
  4. ^ "No. 52953". The London Gazette (2nd supplement). 13 June 1992. p. 30.
  5. ^ "Honorary degree citations". Massey University. Retrieved 29 November 2021.
  6. ^ "Previous winners". Creative New Zealand. Retrieved 24 October 2013.

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