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Lauris Edmond: An Autobiography

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This remarkable autobiography of poet Lauris Edmond tells of her "two lives." It recalls a Hawkes Bay childhood in an unconventional home, wartime life as a student in Wellington, and years spent as a mother and country schoolteacher. It speaks, too, of her "second life, " one in which she published some 15 volumes of poetry and became a Wellington writer of international ...more
Paperback, 410 pages
Published April 2nd 2002 by Bridget Williams Books
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Trained as a teacher, Lauris Edmond raised a family before publishing the poetry she had privately written throughout her life. Following her first book, 'In Middle Air,' written in 1975, she published many volumes of poetry, a novel, an autobiography (Hot October, 1989) and several plays. Her Selected Poems (1984) won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize.

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