Story: Criticism and the arts

Bill Manhire

Bill Manhire

Shown here in 1986, Victoria University academic Bill Manhire was to become a highly influential poet and critic of the 1990s and 2000s. In his criticism he broke with older romantic and nationalistic views of New Zealand poetry, instead advocating a plurality of voices.

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Rebecca Rice and Mark Williams, 'Criticism and the arts - Issues of identity, 1960s onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 February 2023)

Story by Rebecca Rice and Mark Williams, published 22 Oct 2014