Iain Lonie

Iain Lonie (1932-1988) was an authority on ancient medicine, especially Hippocrates. As a poet he anticipated the domestic ironic register favoured by younger generations and became, arguably, New Zealand’s finest elegist. Despite this, he is an invisible man. Such works as were published in his lifetime remained out of print for decades until A Place To Go On From: the Collected Poems of Iain Lonie gathered them, adding the posthumous Winter Walk at Morning and a further 118 poems from manuscript and typescript sources.

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