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New Zealand poetry, like all poetry, is influenced by time and place and has been through a number of changes. Poetry has been part of New Zealand culture since before European settlement in the form of Maori sung poems or waiata.

The first colonial Pakeha poetry was also predominantly sung poetry. Initially colonial poetry had a preoccupation with British themes.

New Zealand poetry developed a strong local voice from the 1950s, and has now become a "polyphony" of traditionally marginalised voices. [1]

Wellington GroupEdit

Main article: Wellington Group

The Wellington Group or Wellington School was a group of New Zealand poets who worked and lived in and around Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, in the 1950s and 1960s. In part, it was a reaction to Allen Curnow's dictum of localism in NZ poetry, emphasizing cosmopolitanism, but both the Wellington Group and Curnow liked to use some degree of Māori symbolism.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Green, P., & Ricketts, H. (2010). 99 Ways into New Zealand Poetry. Auckland: Random House.

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