Story: Poetry

The Phoenix, March 1932

These pages are drawn from the first issue of The Phoenix, a journal published by the Literary Club of Auckland University College. The editor was James Bertram and the magazine was printed by Bob Lowry. The pages reproduced here include all the poems of the first number. Their authors – R. A. K. Mason, Charles Brasch and Allen Curnow – were among the most influential poets of the so-called 'Phoenix generation'.

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Reference: The phoenix 1, number 1 (1932) (S-L-116-COVER, S-L-1270-TITLE, S-L-1270-CONTENTS, S-L-1270-7, S-L-1270-21, S-L-1270-26, S-L-1270-27, S-L-1270-40)

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Allen Curnow poems copyright Tim Curnow, Sydney, Australia; courtesy of R.A.K. Mason and Charles Brasch estates

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John Newton, 'Poetry - Allen Curnow and literary nationalism', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 September 2023)

Story by John Newton, published 22 Oct 2014