Alan Roddick is the author of Getting It Right (Otago University Press, $25); he published his last book of poetry, The Eye Corrects in 1967. As the literary executor for Charles Brasch, he compiled and edited three volumes of Brasch’s verse, the latest being Charles Brasch: Selected Poems (OUP, 2015). He lives in Dunedin and is a retired public health dentist. Alan was born in Belfast in 1937.
Dunedin writer Alan Roddick may hold the New Zealand record as the author who has had the longest period between two books. A new collection of verse was published in September; it follows his debut collection, published in 1967...The two Friday poems are taken from his 2016 book, Getting It Right.