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Glenn Colquhoun, 2008 (1st of 3)

Glenn Colquhoun, 2008

Glenn Colquhoun, a doctor by profession, emerged on the literary scene when his first book of poems, The art of walking upright, published in 1999, won the Best First Book award at the Montana Book Awards the next year. His next book, Playing god, won the 2003 poetry award. Both books sold in considerable numbers. Their success reflects both the accessibility of Colquhoun's poems and the humanity of his subject matter.

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John Newton, 'Poetry - Diversity: since 1985', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by John Newton, published 22 Oct 2014