Aotearoa NZ Poetry Sound Archive (2004):
1. I Love Two Women
2. Make Me Gay
3. The Life We Share
4. Post Mortem
5. The Albatross Is Dead
6. The Play Has Ended
7. To Be Carefree
8. The Curtain Rises
9. Learning To Trust
10. So Near so Far [1-3]
11. Is It Time?
12. Can These Bones Live?
14. The Long and the Short of it
15. Cruel Memory [1-2]
Waiata Archive (1974):
Three Poems from the German of Christian Morgenstern
1. An Aesthetic Creature
2. The Fence
3. The Sigh
Just to Show What He Could Do
Parhelion – on Van Gogh’s Night Piece with Stars
Dutch Interior on Peter Jansen’s Woman reading
Sunset at Muriwai
After the Parting
The Spider & the Fly
Heard melodies are sweet …
Bio / Bibliography:
Born in Berlin in 1921, of mixed German and Jewish parentage. Fled to England in 1939. Interned as an enemy alien in 1940 and transported to Australia. Returned to England in 1942. Married Gabriele Herrmann in 1945, when he was a stoker and she was a qualified nurse. Studied Mathematics and Philosophy, then Greek, Theology and Literature. Graduated from London University in 1952. Taught at Makere in Uganda for eight years, and from 1962 to 1986 taught English Literature at Auckland University. His passion for Art in its various forms, in the early ‘70s joined forces with a passionate concern for the environment, which sustains all life and art. Peter Dane died on the 29th July, 2016.
Twenty-four Sonnets, Auckland: The Lowry Press, University of Auckland, 1982.
The Albatross is Dead: Sixty Sonnets, Auckland: Hudson Cresset, , 2000.
‘Dutch Interior’, Poetry NZ 5 (ed. Riemke Ensing) 1992.
‘Hate’, Listener, 12 October 2002
‘Air and Angels’, Southern Review, Vol. 17, No. 3, November, 1979 (prize-winning essay)
‘Rosemary Menzies’, Creative Forum, Vol. 11, Nos. 1-2, Jan-June, 1998 (eds. R.K. Singh and U.S. Bahri).