Hone Tuwhare . Died 17 January 2008. Quite an extraordinary bloke, inspirational. We are very lucky in New Zealand to have so many wonderfully talented creative people - I think today I will try and celebrate those I know and those who have yet to come to my attention!
I love a good read and enjoy a bit of writing myself, something my eldest daughter has also tapped into (she had a poem published aged 10 while doing a creative writing course here). I find it hard work, therapeutic, frustrating and enormously satisfying all in one.
I hope you enjoy reading through some of Hone Tuwhare's work via the link. RIP.