Bill Manhire

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Birthday
27, 1946
Birthplace
New Zealand
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
27, 1946 (age 71)
Birthplace
New Zealand

About

Poet, professor, author, and first Poet Laureate of New Zealand. His numerous poetry collections include How to Take Off Your Clothes at the Picnic, Milky Way Bar, and What to Call Your Child.

Before Fame

He attended the University of Otago and University College, London.

Trivia

He traveled to Antarctica and wrote a poetry collection, Antarctic Field Notes, documenting the experience.

Family Life

He grew up primarily in hotels in Southland and Otago, and he describes this unusual childhood in his memoir Under the Influence.

Associated With

He is a literary contemporary of Australian writer John Flanagan.