WorldCat Identities

Smithyman, Kendrick

Overview
Works: 54 works in 143 publications in 2 languages and 3,419 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9639.3.S55, NZ821.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kendrick Smithyman
The toll of the bush by William Satchell( )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Set in the Hokianga district in the early twentieth century, [the book] is in part a realistic portrayal of pioneer farming and trading on the margin between sea and bush, with a cast of convincing minor characters. It is also a traditional tale of heroes and heroines, of villainous jealousies and intrigues, of suppressed letters and missed opportunities, and above all of the brooding forest waiting to exact its toll of those who sought to subdue it. ..."--Back cover
Selected poems by Kendrick Smithyman( )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Described as the 'sly old fox of New Zealand verse', Kendrick Smithyman is a major New Zealand poet. In Selected Poems passionate commitment to the craft of language and to a sense of place stamp the 100 poems selected by Peter Simpson. Thick with wry wit, unexpected imagery and astonishing fluency, Selected Poems demonstrates Kendrick Smithyman's skill and achievement
The land of the lost by William Satchell( Book )

11 editions published between 1902 and 1971 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel is set at the turn of the century in the remote Northland area of the Auckland province, where a diverse collection of men from all ranks of society and from many lands went to dig for kauri gum. Among them were remittance men, rogues, hermits, gentlemen escaping their past, hard-working farmers, settlers and eccentrics
Stories about wooden keyboards by Kendrick Smithyman( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atua Wera by Kendrick Smithyman( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sequence of ... poems about the nineteenth-century Nga Puhi tohunga and prophet Papahurihia ... or Te Atua Wera"--Back cover
The seal in the dolphin pool by Kendrick Smithyman( Book )

8 editions published between 1964 and 1974 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A way of saying : a study of New Zealand poetry by Kendrick Smithyman( Book )

5 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earthquake weather by Kendrick Smithyman( Book )

8 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flying to Palmerston : poems by Kendrick Smithyman( Book )

6 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dwarf with a billiard cue by Kendrick Smithyman( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and Italian and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auto/biographies : poems--1987, 88, 89 by Kendrick Smithyman( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are you going to the pictures? by Kendrick Smithyman( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In fifteen minutes you can say a lot : selected fiction by Greville Texidor( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before the author arrived in New Zealand as a refugee in 1940, she had worked as a music hall dancer and fought in the anarchist militia in the Spanish Civil War. This volume contains most of her fiction written by 1947
Inheritance : poems by Kendrick Smithyman( Book )

4 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blind mountain & other poems by Kendrick Smithyman( Book )

3 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The night shift : poems on aspects of love( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cortege of daughters by Elizabeth Smither( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last poems by Kendrick Smithyman( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gay trapeze by Kendrick Smithyman( Book )

2 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private bestiary : selected unpublished poems, 1944-1993 by Kendrick Smithyman( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kendrick Smithyman was regarded as one of New Zealand's most important poets. For decades, though, the uncompromisingly intellectual, relentlessly experimental Smithyman had to endure marginalisation and even ridicule at the hands of conservative editors and critics. Some of Smithyman's work was so far ahead of its time that it can only now hope to find a wide audience. Private Bestiary consists of poems discovered by Scott Hamilton during his exploration of the massive collection of private papers Smithyman bequeathed to the University of Auckland library. These previously-unseen pieces illuminate aspects of Smithyman's life and work that were hitherto obscure, and help us appreciate the extent of his achievement as a writer and a man
 
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Atua Wera
Alternative Names
Kendrick Smithyman New Zealand poet

Kendrick Smithyman poète néo-zélandais

Languages
English (108)

Italian (2)

Covers
Private bestiary : selected unpublished poems, 1944-1993