Hone Tuwhare

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Birthday
21, 1922
Birthplace
New Zealand
Death Date
Jan 16, 2008 (85)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
21, 1922
Birthplace
New Zealand
Death Date
Jan 16, 2008 (85)

About

Twentieth-century New Zealand poet known for Something Nothing, Deep River Talk, and other works. He was a 2003 recipient of the prestigious New Zealand Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement.

Before Fame

He was raised in Northland and Auckland and grew up speaking the Maori language. He published his debut poetry collection, No Ordinary Sun, in 1964.

Trivia

He became Te Mata Poet Laureate of New Zealand in 1999.

Family Life

His mother died when he was young; therefore, he was raised primarily by his father, a prominent storyteller.

Associated With

He, like Allen Curnow, was a New Zealand-born poet.