Story: Tuwhare, Hone

Reading poems

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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Sound file from Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision © Estate of Hone Tuwhare. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision (The best of Saturday morning/Reference number 01/14/13).

Courtesy of the Hone Tuwhare Charitable Trust.

How to cite this page:

Janet Hunt. 'Tuwhare, Hone', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2010. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 April 2024)