Denis Glover

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Birthday
9, 1912
Birthplace
New Zealand
Death Date
Aug 9, 1980 (67)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
9, 1912
Birthplace
New Zealand
Death Date
Aug 9, 1980 (67)

About

Leftist poet and publisher best known for "Sings Harry," "The Magpies," and "Arawata Bill." He was also the founder of Caxton Press.

Before Fame

He began reading at age six and went on to study at Canterbury College. Later, he served in the Royal New Zealand Navy during World War II.

Trivia

His colorful life is the subject of Mr. Punch, a play by Roger Hall.

Family Life

He wed Mary Granville in 1936; the pair had a son in 1945. Following his divorce from Granville, Glover lived with Khura Skelton before marrying Gladys Stevens Cameron.

Associated With

He and Allen Curnow were both New Zealand-born poets.