Tuwhare, Hone

About Hone Tuwhare

Biography (Poetry International Archives)

Biography (Poetry Foundation)

Biography (New Zealand on Screen)

Biography (Web Archive)

Biography (Te Ara)

Biography (The Hone Tuwhare Charitable Trust)

Barrington, Mike. "Tribute Flow for no Ordinary Son." New Zealand Herald, 2008

Brickell, Barry. "Tribute to Hone Tuwhare." Ka Mate Ka Ora, 2008

"Much-Loved Poet no Ordinary Son.“ Herald Sun, 2008

Obituary (Poetry International Web)



Pirie, Mark. “Strange Brew: A Personal Reflection on the Poetry of Hone Tuwhare.” Ka Mate Ka Ora, vol. 6, 2008

Hughes, Janet. “Hymns, History and Haemorrhoids.” New Zealand Books, vol. 15, no. 5, 2005

Barrett, Tia. “Hone Tuwhare, the Carver Poet.” Commonwealth, vol. 7, no. 2, 1985

Ransom, William. “Something Nothing by Hone Tuwhare.” West Coast Poetry Review, vol. 4, no. 3, 1974



Millar, Paul. “Interviewing Hone Tuwhare at Kaka Point, 3 December 2007.” Ka Mate Ka Ora, vol. 7, 2009

Manhire, Bill. “The Most Happy Fellow: 1969 Interview with Hone Tuwhare.” Ka Mate Ka Ora, vol. 6, 2008

Ringland-Stewart, Cassie. “Talking with Hone Tuwhare.” Ka Mate Ka Ora, vol. 6, 2008

Manhire, Bill. “Ready To Move: Interview with Hone Tuwhare.” Landfall, vol. 42, no. 3, 1988



Sullivan, Robert. "Hone Tuwhare and Keri Hulme: Close Reading as Indigenous Wayfinding." Journal of New Zealand Literature, vol. 34, no. 2, 2016 

Collet, Anne. "Hone Tuwhare: At the Interface of Poetic Traditions." Asiatic, vol. 6, no. 2, 2012

Shewry, Teresa. "Pathways to the Sea: Involvement and the Commons in Works by Ralph Hotere, Cilla McQueen, Hone Tuwhare, and Ian Wedde." Environmental Criticism for the Twenty-First Century, Hiltner et al. (eds.), 2011

Keown, Michelle. "‘Art for Me Is Not a Hothouse Flower’: Hone Tuwhare’s Socialist Poetics." Ka Mate Ka Oras, vol. 6, 2008

Marsden, Peter H. "‘Er War Ein Berliner!’: Hone Tuwhare in Germany." Ka Mate Ka Ora, vol. 6, 2008

Glienke, Ingrid. "No Ordinary Rain: The Poetry of Hone Tuwhare." Voices from Distant Lands: Poetry in the Commonwealth, Gross and Kloss (eds.), 1983

Tamplin, Ron. "The Poetry of Hone Tuwhare." New Quarterly Cave, vol. 1, no. 4, 1976



Short Story Collections

Short Back and Sides (1992)

Making a Fist of it (1978)


Poetry Collections

Small Holes in the Silence: Collected Works (2016)

Piggy-Back Moon (2001)

Shape-Shifter (1999)

No Ordinary Sun (1998)

Deep River Talk. Collected Poems (1993)

Rain (1992)

Mihi: Collected Poems (1988)

Year of the Dog. Poems New and Selected (1982)

Selected Poems (1980)

Sap-Wood & Milk (1975)

Something Nothing (1974)

Sap-Wood & Milk. Poems (1972)



E Tipu E Rea -Eel.“ Short Film Adaptation, Directed by Joanna Paul-Robie, New Zealand on Screen, 1989


Audio and Audiovisual Material

Short Film about Hone Tuwhare and the Music Album, Made of his Poetry. New Zealand on Screen, 2005

Hone Tuwhare – The Return Home. New Zealand on Screen, 2004

TV-Documentary about Hone Tuwhare. New Zealand on Screen, 1996

Interview with Hone Tuwhare on the Influences on his Poetry. New Zealand on Screen, 1975

Hone Tuwhare Reads his Poetry and Talks about Inspiration. YouTube, undated