Harvey McQueen

Harvey McQueen

Harvey McQueen was born in Little River, Banks Peninsula, in 1934 and educated at Akaroa District High School, Christchurch Boys' High School and Canterbury University. Co-editor of The Penguin Book of New Zealand Verse, he has also published six volumes of poetry. In 2002 he was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to education and literature. He lives in the Wellington suburb of Karori with his wife, writer Anne Else. His autobiography this piece of earth, a life in my new zealand garden was published by Awa Press in 2004.

List of Publications


Against the Maelstrom (Caxton Press, 1981)
Stoat Spring (Mallinson Rendel, 1983)
Oasis Motel and Other Poems (Black Robin, 1986)
Room (Black Robin, 1988)
Pingandy: New & Selected Poems (HeadworX, 1999)
Recessional (HeadworX, 2004)
Goya Rules (HeadworX, 2010)


The Ninth Floor (Penguin, 1990)
A Question of Shoe Size, with Anna Else (2001)
this piece of earth, a life in my new Zealand garden (Awa Press, 2004)


Ten Modern New Zealand Poets, with Lois Cox (Longman Paul, 1976)
A Cage of Words (Longman Paul, 1980)
The Penguin Book of New Zealand Verse, with Ian Wedde (Penguin, 1986)
The Penguin Book of Contemporary New Zealand Poetry, with Ian Wedde and Miriama Evans (Penguin, 1989)
The New Place: The Poetry of Settlement (Victoria University Press, 1993)
Gifts (Longman Paul, 2000)
The Earth's Deep Breathing: Garden Poems by New Zealand Poets (Godwit/Random House, 2007)