Peter Bland

Peter Bland (born 12 May 1934 in Scarborough, North Yorkshire) [1] is a British-New Zealand poet and actor.

LifeEdit

He emigrated to New Zealand at the age of 20 and graduated from the Victoria University of Wellington.

He worked as a radio producer for the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation.

He became closely associated with the Wellington Group which included James K. Baxter and Louis Johnson. He worked in theatre, as co-founder and artistic director of Downstage Theatre from 1964–68.[2]

He returned to Britain in 1970 for a short time but now lives in Auckland, New Zealand.[3]

Awards and honoursEdit

WorksEdit

PoetryEdit

  • Title 3 poets: I. Habitual fevers, by Peter Bland. II. The watchers, by John Boyd. III. The sensual anchor, by Victor O'Leary. Capricorn Press. 1958.
  • My Side of the Story: Poems 1960–1964. Mate Books. 1964.
  • Domestic Interiors. Wai-te-ata Press. 1964.
  • The Man With the Carpet-Bag. Caxton Press. 1972.
  • Mr. Maui. London Magazine Editions. 1976.
  • Primitives. Wai-te-ata Press. 1979.
  • Stone Tents. London Magazine Editions. 1981. ISBN 978-0-904388-40-4.
  • The Crusoe Factor. London Magazine Editions. 1985.
  • Selected Poems. McIndoe. 1987.
  • Paper Boats. J. McIndoe. 1991. ISBN 978-0-86868-130-6.
  • Selected Poems. Carcanet. 1998. ISBN 978-1-85754-357-5.
  • Let's Meet: poems 1985-2003. Steele Roberts. 2003. ISBN 978-1-877338-07-6.
  • Ports of Call. Steele Roberts. 2003. ISBN 978-1-877338-04-5.
  • The Night Kite: Poems for Children. Illustrator Carl Bland. Mallinson Rendel. 2004. ISBN 978-0-908783-83-0.CS1 maint: others (link)
  • Mr Maui's Monologues. Steele Roberts. 2008. ISBN 978-1-877448-27-0.
  • Loss. Steele Roberts. 2010. ISBN 978-1-877448-97-3.
  • Starkey the Gentle Pirate. Illustrator Nikki Slade Robinson. Steele Roberts. 2010. ISBN 978-1-877-577-03-1.CS1 maint: others (link)
  • Coming Ashore. Steele Roberts. 2011. ISBN 978-1-877577-49-9.
  • Collected Poems: 1956–2011. Steele Roberts. 2013. ISBN 978-1-877577-99-4.
  • Breath Dances. Steele Roberts. 2013. ISBN 978-1-927242-11-7.
  • Hunting Elephants. Steele Roberts. 2014. ISBN 978-1-927242-53-7.

PlaysEdit

  • Father’s Day (Wellington, 1966; the first locally-written production at Downstage Theatre)
  • George the Mad Ad Man (Wellington, 1967, and Coventry, England, 1969).

Film ActingEdit

MemoirEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lambert, Max (1991). Who’s Who in New Zealand (12th ed.). Reed, Auckland. p. 61. ISBN 0 7900 01306.
  2. ^ Ousby, Ian (1993). The Cambridge guide to literature in English. p. 92. ISBN 978-0-521-44086-8. Peter Bland poet.
  3. ^ "Peter Bland". Carcanet Press. Retrieved 30 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Previous winners". Creative New Zealand. Retrieved 24 October 2013.

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