Story: Sinclair, Keith

Among the poets

Keith Sinclair was initially more prominent as a poet than as a historian. In this 1979 performance he reads an excerpt from his poem, ‘The ballad of Halfmoon Bay’. The photograph shows him with other poets at a reading at Canterbury Museum in 1956: from left, Denis Glover, W.H. Oliver, James K. Baxter, Louis Johnson, William Hart-Smith, Anton Vogt, and Sinclair. 

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Tony Ballantyne. 'Sinclair, Keith', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2019. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/6s5/sinclair-keith (accessed 30 September 2020)