Beyond Puketapu

Dunstan Ward


Ruminative and acerbically direct poems from Dunstan Ward.

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“Anyone interested in writing from the First World War, or the towering figure of Robert Graves in twentieth century poetry, is likely to know Dunstan Ward as the editor, with Beryl Graves, of the splendid three volume Carcanet edition of Robert Graves: Complete Poems. He was also the editor of Gravesiana, and the president of the Graves Society.

I’ve admired him for decades as a scholar, critic and editor; I can now add as a poet, as a voice that brings fresh inflections to poems that are both commemorative and immediate, ruminative and acerbically direct.”

— Vincent O’Sullivan, National Library NZ Poet Laureate 2013–15

About the author

Dunstan Ward was born in Dunedin in 1942. After studying at the University of Canterbury he taught at Waikato University for three years. Since 1973 he has lived in Paris, where he retired in 2007 as Professor of English at the University of London Institute in Paris. He edited, with Beryl Graves, the three-volume Carcanet edition of the Complete Poems of Robert Graves, and the Penguin Classics edition. From 2000 to 2010 he was president of the Robert Graves Society, and is a former editor of the society’s journal, Gravesiana.

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Dimensions 148 × 210 mm