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.
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.