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Who is Allen Curnow?
Allen Curnow: Thomas Allen Munro Curnow ONZ CBE was a New Zealand poet and journalist. Curnow was born in Timaru, New Zealand and educated at Christchurch Boys' High School, Canterbury University, and Auckland University. He then taught English at Auckland University from 1950 to 1976.
- born on (104 years ago) in Timaru
- nationality: New Zealand
- education: Christchurch Boys' High School
- died on (14 years ago)
- written works: "The bells of St. Babel's", "The Bells of Saint Babel's", "The axe", "Continuum", "A small room with large windows", "You Will Know When You Get There", "Selected poems, 1940-1989", "Early days yet", "The loop in lone Kauri Road", "Poems, 1949-57", "An incorrigible music", "Whim Wham land", "Collected poems, 1933-1973", "Look Back Harder", "A book of New Zealand verse, 1923-45", "An abominable temper and other poems", "At dead low water, and sonnets", "Trees, effigies, moving objects", "Sailing or drowning", "The Penguin book of New Zealand verse", "The best of Whim-Wham"
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by Eugene Benson, University Professor Emeritus of English Eugene Benson, L.W. Conolly
Alan Roddick, Allen Curnow ( 1980).
The Godzone Dictionary (2006)
Of Favourite New Zealand Words and Phrases by Max Cryer
the respelling attributed to poet Allen Curnow, and popularised by Bruce Mason and Curnow himself, and it has remained in use, somehow combining irony with a reluctant affection. Acknowledgements The author thanks Henare te Ua, ...
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