Bill Manhire

Bill Manhire is the founder of the Institute of Modern Letters writing programme at Victoria University, and has written some of the finest poems in New Zealand writing. His latest book of verse is Some Things to Place in a Coffin (Victoria University Press, 2017). Bill was born in Invercargill in 1946.

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Sep 29, 2017

The Friday Poem: 'Thread' by Bill Manhire

New verse by Wellington writer Bill Manhire.

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Jun 23, 2017

The Friday Poem: 'Last words' by Bill Manhire

New verse - he wrote it on Wednesday, actually - by Wellington writer Bill Manhire.

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Apr 28, 2017

The Friday Poets: Bill Manhire interviews the greatest New Zealand poet no one has ever heard of

Who the hell is John Gallas when he's at home? And is he ever at home? Bill Manhire talks to the elusive, much-travelled New Zealand poet.

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Apr 25, 2017

Poem for Anzac Day: ‘My World War I Poem’ by Bill Manhire

New verse by Wellington writer Bill Manhire.

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Dec 18, 2015

Books: The Year of Bill Manhire

All week this week we feature a memoir of 2015 by a writer of distinction. Our ninth and penultimate memoirist: Wellington writer Bill Manhire, who published a pamphlet and a greatest prose hits to vast acclaim.

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Sep 18, 2015

Books: The Friday Poem – ‘My Early Life’ by Bill Manhire

'My Early Life' – a poem by Wellington-based poet Bill Manhire.

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