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Nigel Roberts Nigel Roberts i(A19036 works by)
Born: Established: 1941 Wellington, Wellington (Region), North Island,
New Zealand,
Pacific Region,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1964
Heritage: New Zealander
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Nigel Roberts is a poet and editor who has also taught high school art and contributed to several anthologies of poetry. He was an enthusiastic participant in the Australian poetry revolution of the 1960s and 1970s, the 'generation of 1968', and is a respected figure in the contemporary poetry community. Roberts gained a reputation for editing with Free Poetry, Off the Page, Post/Modern Writing, the News and Weather poetry pages in The Living Daylights, and A Package Deal (197?).

Roberts has a sharp wit and an inventive approach to language. The narratives of his poems are often characterised by an edgy journalistic tone. He explores subjects such as myth, storytelling and love with a combination of humorous positivity and darker irony. The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature describes him as "one of the more strikingly individualistic of contemporary writers".

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

A Day at the Zoo i "What am I doing at the Zoo?", 1987 single work poetry
— Appears in: Properties of the Poet and Other Poems 1987; (p. 98-104)
1987 commended Mattara Poetry Prize

Known archival holdings

University of New South Wales Australian Defence Force Academy Australian Defence Force Academy Library (ACT)
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