Brian Lindsay Turner (4600 words)


Brian Lindsay Turner has been amply acknowledged as one of New Zealand’s premier living poets. His accolades include the following: in 1979, being joint-winner of the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, for his first collection, Ladders of Rain (1978); in 1984, the Robert Burns Fellowship at the University of Otago, Dunedin; in 1993, a Scholarship in Letters from the Arts Council of New Zealand; in 1993 and 2010, the Poetry Award at the New Zealand Book Awards; for the years 2003-5, the status of Te Mata Estate New Zealand Poet Laureate; in 2009, the Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement in Poetry; also in 2009, the Lauris Edmond Award for a Distinguished Contribution to Poetry; and in 2011, an Honorary D. Litt. …

Citation: Ross, John C.. "Brian Lindsay Turner". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 July 2020 [, accessed 03 August 2020.]

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