J.C. Sturm

J.C. Sturm (Taranaki, Te Whakatōhea), also known as Te Kare Papuni and Jacquie Baxter, was a pioneering writer of poetry and short stories. Long overshadowed by her first husband, the poet James K. Baxter, Jacquie emerged in later life as a unique and important voice in New Zealand literature in her own right. She was born in Ōpunake in 1927, and died in 2009.

Books
Jun 23, 2021
Beside a yellowed newsprint clipping of a poem, a black and white photograph of a young Māori woman, looking to camera.

Brown Optimism, by J.C. Sturm

A newly-discovered taonga.

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