Glenn Colquhoun at Dusky

Glenn Colquhoun at Dusky
Subject: 
Colquhoun: Glenn
Artist: 
Brown: Nigel
Date: 
2008
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
780 x 585 mm
Credits: 
Gifted by John and Avenal McKinnon

Glenn Colquhoun (1964–)

Poet Glenn Colquhoun describes himself as ‘just a South Auckland boy from a big family of inveterate teasers’ and still feels ‘a bit bemused about becoming a poet’. He brings the usually disparate worlds of erstwhile-minister-trainee and of doctor, family, friends and environment to his poetry to form a satisfying unity. His poems, in which humour is often used to juggle the issues of race and identity or to challenge modern medical practice, have reached a large, appreciative public. They have received awards and have been published internationally.