North South

Glenn Colquhoun with Nigel Brown


Nigel Brown has handwritten and illustrated Glenn’s words to bring to like the story of Tama, a child of the gods who is linked both to Europe and to the landscape of Aotearoa.

The poems sprawl across the pages to clash, bend and ultimately fuse traditional Celtic and Māori motifs, song forms and poetry. The result is a feast for the eyes, ears and tongue.

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Award-winning poet Glenn Colquhoun imagines the northern gods of his Celtic heritage engaging with the atua Māori of the south, and creates a new mythology for those in this country who “have in their arms both ways”.

About the author

Glenn Colquhoun is a doctor, poet and children’s writer. His first poetry collection, The Art of Walking Upright, won Best First Book of Poetry at the 2000 Montana New Zealand Book Awards. In 2003 he won the Poetry Category and also became the first poet to be awarded the coveted Montana Readers’ Choice Award. He has written several children’s books and has been the convener of the New Zealand Post Book Awards. In 2004, Colquhoun was the recipient of the Prize in Modern Letters.

Nigel Brown’s distinctive paintings blend symbolic and expressionistic approaches with a deep social concern. He creates a unique vision of Aotearoa New Zealand while revisiting and reinterpreting its past.

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Dimensions 280 × 210 mm

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