The Lifeguard : Poems 2008-2013
Ian Wedde is a creative writer and critic of high regard who has published many books with AUP and garnered many prizes in his long career. He was the Robert Burns Fellow at the University of Otago in 1972, the Victoria University Writing Fellow in 1984, the Katherine Mansfield Fellow in Menton in 2005, and the University of Auckland Michael King Writer in Residence in 2009. In 2010 he was awarded an ONZM in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Wedde moved several years ago to Auckland, where he now teaches in the English and art history departments at the University of Auckland. In 2011 he was appointed to a two-year term as NZ's poet laureate.