Philip Temple

Philip Temple is the author of 10 novels and about 30 non-fiction and children's books. He is co-editor, with Emma Neale, of Manifesto Aotearoa 101 Political Poems, published in May. He is currently working on a major biography of Maurice Shadbolt. He has won a number of prizes as well as the Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement and was appointed ONZM for his serves to literature. Philip was born in Pudsey, Yorkshire, in 1939..

Oct 17, 2017

Poor, tormented Charles Brasch and the Landfall poetry reading that went horribly wrong

Philip Temple reviews a mammoth volume of journals by Landfall founder Charles Brasch - and recalls a harrowing poetry reading which starred a blind man, a Scotsman, and a drunkard.

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