Allen Curnow

Allen Curnow was a New Zealand poet who worked for the Chirstchurch Sun before preparing for the Anglican ministry and publishing his first poems. They appeared in university periodicals. His poems mainly concern new Zealand and the isolation of living in an island country. Other broader themes include fear, guilt, rage, and nature. He won the A.W. Reed Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000 and the Cholmondeley Award in 1992. 

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