Story: Poetry

Robin Hyde's poem on a menu (2nd of 2)

Robin Hyde met printer and publisher Ron Holloway in Auckland in 1934. Soon after they shared a table at The Spotted Dog restaurant. While they were sitting there, Robin Hyde recited a poem she had just composed. Holloway was impressed and suggested she write it out. So she took the menu and proceeded to write 'Written in cold', which was later revised and published in Persephone in winter (1937).

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Reference: Auckland University College Library typographical collection. ca. 1930-. MSS & Archives A-58

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John Newton, 'Poetry - The Caxton poets', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 September 2023)

Story by John Newton, published 22 Oct 2014