17 December 2007

Farewell Bernard Gadd (1935-2007)

It hasn't been a good month for New Zealand poetry. I heard today of the passing of another New Zealand poet: Bernard Gadd, who died late last week.

I've come across Bernard, or Bernie as he was more familiarly known, mainly through his poetry in literary magazines and through the work he has published in JAAM. He was also a fellow small-press publisher, running Hallard Press. There's an in-depth interview with him in the online Stylus Poetry Journal, in which he talks about his place in the NZ literary scene.

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