Author(s): Sturm, Terry
Louis Johnson was one of New Zealand's major poets, with many volumes of verse published over a period of 45 years. In his youth Johnson was at the centre of the 'Wellington group', who were noted for writing about contemporary life, society and the city suburbs, rather than 'approved' themes of New Zealand landscape and identity. This definitive selection has been made by Louis Johnson's longtime friend Terry Sturm. It represents all the phases of his career and also includes a substancial introduction, as well as notes on the poems.