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|Birth:||17th June, 1911|
|Death:||23rd September, 2001|
Allen Curnow was a New Zealand poet and journalist. Curnow was born in Timaru, New Zealand and educated at Christchurch Boys' High School, Canterbury University, and Auckland University. He then taught English at Auckland University from 1950 to 1976. . In this period Curnow also published his first poems in University periodicals, such as Kiwi and Phoenix. Curnow wrote a long-running weekly satirical poetry column under the pen-name of Whim Wham for The Press from 1937, and then the New Zealand Herald from 1951, finishing in 1988 - a far-reaching period in which he turned his keen wit to many world issues. His publication, Book of New Zealand Verse (1945), is a landmark in New Zealand literature. He is however, more celebrated as poet than as a satirist.
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