16 January 2008: Death of Hone Tuwhare

posted by Michele
Hone Tuwhare (1922-2008) was the second Te Mata Poet Laureate. He was appointed in 1999, received his carved tokotoko from PM Helen Clark and published Piggyback Moon, his laureate collection, in 2001. Hone’s tokotoko is now held at the Eastern Southland Museum.

Three classic poems by Hone Tuwhare - Hone Tuwhare website

Publications and reviews list - University of Auckland Library website

'Friend', published in Te Ao Hou (1964)

Three poems published in Te Ao Hou (1959) (scroll down a little on the page to see)

Feature on Tuwhare in Te Ao Hou (1964) A selection of early work from the digitised journal Te Ao Hou.

Fifteen Minutes in the Life of Johannes H. Jean Ivanovich A poem about laundry day at Kaka Point, Hone-style. Published in Shape-Shifter (1997) and reprinted in Whetu Moana: Contemporary Polynesian Poems in English (2003).

LP Blues Debra Smith’s photograph documenting Hone Tuwhares contribution to Poetry on the Pavement in the Auckland CBD, February 2005.

Biography and publications NZ Book Council Writer Files Images (from the International Institute of Modern Letters website)
Top: Prime Minister Helen Clark and Hone Tuwhare
Bottom: Hone's tokotoko

Post about Tuwhare on the National Library's 'Create Readers' blog

Information and links on the Christchurch City Libraries site

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