The Collected Poems of Alistair Te Ariki Campbell
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The Collected Poems of Alistair Te Ariki Campbell is the definitive edition of one of the most important bodies of work in New Zealand poetry. Based on a spiral-bound manuscript entitled ‘Complete Poems 1947–2007’ found among Campbell’s papers after his death, this is his most substantial collection to date and the first to be published in hardback since 1981.
Alistair Te Ariki Campbell (1925–2009) was born in Rarotonga and came to New Zealand at the age of eight. His mother, Teu (née Bosini), came from the remote atoll of Tongareva (Penrhyn) and his father, Jock (John Archibald Campbell), was a successful trader from Otago, who emigrated to the islands in 1919 after service in the Gallipoli campaign. In his 60-year writing career, Campbell was the author of 20 collections of poems, as well as novels, plays and an autobiography.