In 1964 Hone Tuwhare’s first collection of poems, No ordinary sun, was published to acclaim. As invitations to speak at conferences and festivals flowed in, he began a career as a performer. Here he is shown reading from the collection around 1965. Listen to him read the title poem, a passionate anti-nuclear piece informed by his recollections of the ruins of Hiroshima when he was serving in Japan after the Second World War.
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