No ordinary sun was Hone Tuwhare's first book of poems. It was first published by the Hamilton booksellers and publishers Blackwood and Janet Paul in 1964. The Pauls made a significant impact during the 1950s and 1960s with their commitment to New Zealand writing. At the time, Tuwhare was a boilermaker and on occasion during a tea break he would dictate new poems down the telephone to Janet Paul. This cover is from the 1964 edition of the book.
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Reference: Hone Tuwhare, No ordinary sun: poems. Auckland: Blackwood and Janet Paul, 1964. (B-K-1105-Cover)
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