Story: Dallas, Ruth

Shadow show

Cover of a poetry book, bearing the title ‘Shadow show by Ruth Dallas’, with an artistic representation of forked flames in the centre.

Ruth Dallas‘s poetry collection Shadow show (1968) was one of four of her books published by Christchurch’s Caxton Press, one of the foremost literary publishers of its day. Shadow show’s dramatic cover was designed by printer and artist Leo Bensemann.

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How to cite this page:

Diana Morrow. 'Dallas, Ruth', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2022. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 September 2023)