- Brian Turner (New Zealand poet)
Brian Turner (born
1944in Dunedin) is a New Zealand poet. Turner's interests include reading and writing, sailing, cycling, mountaineering, fly fishing for trout, golf caddying, cricket and hockey (most sports, actually). He played hockeyfor New Zealand in the 1960s; senior cricket in Dunedin and Wellington; and was a veteran road cyclist of note. His mountaineeringexperience includes an ascent of a number of major peaks including Aoraki/Mount Cook.
His writing is diverse, from columns and reviews for daily and weekly newspapers, articles, given radio talks, written scripts for TV programmes. His publications include cricket books with his brother
Glenn Turner, the former NZ cricket captain, essays, books on fishing, the high country, and eight collections of poetry. His other brother is golfer Greg Turner.
Turner now (2008) lives in a "very small town" of 30-40 people, Oturehua, in the
Maniototoregion of Central Otago. He moved there in late 1999, to an area which is possibly the coldest in New Zealand [Interview in "Sunday Star Times", 13 July 2008 pages C1-C2] .
Awards and recognition
Turner's first collection of poetry "Ladders of Rain" was joint winner of the Commonwealth Poetry Prize; a later book, Beyond, won the
1993NZ Book Award for Poetry. Turner was Robert Burns Fellow at the University of Otagoin 1984, was awarded a Scholarship in Letters in 1994, and was Writer in Residence at the University of Canterburyin 1997. He won the NZ Journalists Union Dulux Award for Sport Writing in 1975.
His work has appeared in the
Best New Zealand Poems seriesin 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2005.
* [http://www.listener.co.nz/issue/3382/features/3538/brian_turner.html Interview with Brian Turner, from New Zealand Listener of March 5-11 2005, Vol 197 no 3382]
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