Saturday, December 1, 2007

Brown, Bernard

Bernard Brown (b. 1934)


Aotearoa NZ Poetry Sound Archive (2004):


1. Promises
2. Treats
3. Waters at Baiae
4. Just Looking
5. Hearth and Cloister
6. What a Garden’s For
7. Love Suite Love
8. Amends
9. Photo Opportunity: with Lines to a Mother
10. “Today” in Two Parts - on my birthday in 1973 and on my birthday in 2002
11. Groundmark
12. Thoughts on a Fine Day
13. Nervous Service
14. Old Michael Mac and the Red Revolution
15. Ruby Anniversary
16. Two Lives and Others Too
17. Canal Knowledge
18. Respects
19. To Light Applause

Bio / Bibliography:


20 April 1934 at Hadleigh, Suffolk, England.


Sudbury Grammar School; Leeds University (LL.B. (Hons) 1955); University of Singapore (LL.M. 1963); Fellow of the Legal Research Foundation, 1992; Honorary Life Member, Criminal Bar Association of New Zealand 2001; University of Auckland Distinguished Teaching Medal, 1995.


Agricultural Labourer; Railways Goods Porter; Flying Officer RAF (Sword of Honour, 1957) - service in Singapore, Malaya and Borneo. Lecturer in Law, then Associate Professor - Singapore University, Auckland University; ANU Foundation Fellow in Papua New Guinea 1966-1969; Auckland University (again). Retired 1999. Then part-time teacher, Auckland University, to present.


New Zealand Order of Merit (Officer), 2000.


(extra to ‘work’). 1970-1980, Member of the Criminal Law Reform Committee (Department of Justice, New Zealand); 1969-present, Member of the Council, Legal Research Foundation Inc.; 1970-present, Treasurer, PEN (NZ) Auckland Branch (now New Zealand Society of Authors (inc. PEN (NZ)), also 1970-81, Secretary, Auckland Branch.


Up To Nowadays, Auckland: Acorn Press, 1973.
Victims and Traders, Wellington: Mallinson Rendell, 1980.
Surprising the Slug, Queen Charlotte Sound: Cape Catley, 1996.
Unspeakable Practices, Auckland: Cape Catley, 2001.
“Respects” in Best New Zealand Poems 2001 (ed. Manhire, International Institute of Modern Letters, and Creative NZ) 2002.

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