Poet Glenn Colquhoun describes himself as ‘just a South Auckland boy from a big family of inveterate teasers’ and still feels ‘a bit bemused about becoming a poet’. He brings the usually disparate worlds of erstwhile-minister-trainee and of doctor, family, friends and environment to his poetry to form a satisfying unity. His poems, in which humour is often used to juggle the issues of race and identity or to challenge modern medical practice, have reached a large, appreciative public. They have received awards and have been published internationally.
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