REID, John Cowie
Associate professor of English, Auckland University.
John Cowie Reid was born at Auckland on 4 January 1916 and educated at Sacred Heart College and Auckland Univ. College. After some time spent in various occupations, he became a secondary school teacher at Auckland Grammar School for short periods before and after the Second World War. He served with the New Zealand Military Forces from 1942 to 1946, partly in the Army Education Service. He has taken an active part in musical, film, literary, and Roman Catholic organisations. In 1952–53 he engaged in research at the University of Wisconsin. He does much broadcasting and writing for periodicals. The following are his principal publications: Creative Writing in New Zealand (1946); The Mind and Art of Coventry Patmore (1957); Francis Thompson, Man and Poet (1959); and Thomas Hood (1963). He also compiled The Kiwi Laughs (1961).