Rob Allan

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Rob Allan (born 1945) is a New Zealand poet. He won the PEN (NZSA) Best First Book of Poetry award in 1992 for his book Karitane Postcards,[1] and has received multiple grants from Creative New Zealand to support his writing.[2] He has been published in several anthologies including An Anthology of New Zealand Poetry in English (Oxford University Press, 1997), and has published widely in literary magazines.

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Born in Birmingham, England, Allan moved to New Zealand with his family as a teenager in 1960. He now lives in Port Chalmers, New Zealand, and works as a teacher for deaf children in Otago schools.[1]



  1. ^ a b Allan, Rob. Aotearoa New Zealand Poetry Sound Archive, 2 December 2007. Retrieved 9 May 2011.
  2. ^ Rob Allan, capital of the minimal, new zealand electronic poetry centre, 13 July 2004. Retrieved 9 May 2011.

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