12 Dec 2010

Kendrick Smithyman

From Arts on Sunday, 2:40 pm on 12 December 2010

It's often the sad fate of a ground-breaking artist to be appreciated by the critics and ignored by everyone else. Such was the case with Auckland poet Kendrick Smithyman, who published a dozen volumes between 1944 and his death in the nineties. Smithyman freely admitted his work was, complex, demanding and too modern. Self-confessed 'Smithymaniac' Scott Hamilton thinks we may have finally caught up.