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The Ones Who Keep Quiet

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2017

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Central PR9641 H71 O59 2017

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Dunedin: Otago University Press; with kind permission

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Robert Burns Fellow 2013: David Howard (b. 1959)

David Howard talks of his Burns tenure as a ‘coming-of-age’. He was buoyed by the fact that there were no expectations, no money worries, and no deadlines. He remembers the year in his own words:
I had permission to move through the formerly unresolved moments of my fantasy life, uniting them in two long dramatic poems: “The Peony Pavilion” and “The Speak House”. This was possible because I could close an office door and listen, without distraction, to the silence of the page; only then could I break that silence with lines that surprised even me.’
Three publications came out of the year: The Speak House (2014), A Place To Go On From: The Collected Poems of Iain Lonie [ed.] (2015), and The Ones Who Keep Quiet (2017).

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David Howard, “The Ones Who Keep Quiet,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed September 19, 2018, http://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/10991.

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