Peter Bland

Peter Bland was born in Yorkshire in 1934 and emigrated to New Zealand in the early 50’s, where he became well known as both a poet and actor. He was a co-founder of Wellington’s Downstage Theatre and its artistic director from 1964 to 1968. Since the 1970’s he has divided his time between New Zealand and the UK, where he worked in the West-End theatre and was a regular contributor and critic for Alan Ross’s London Magazine. He has received numerous international awards for his poetry, including a Cholmondeley Award, a Melbourne Festival Literary Award and in New Zealand the Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Excellence. He lives in Auckland.

Books by Shoestring Press:

Working the Scrapbook

Remembering England