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Riemke Ensing was born in Groningen, the Netherlands in 1939 and arrived in New Zealand with her family in 1951. Educated initially in Dargaville, where she learned English, Ensing trained as a teacher at Ardmore College, returning to join the staff for a year in 1960. Further study at Auckland University gained her a position there with the English Department and led to her long career as Senior Tutor, specializing in New Zealand literature. In 1977 she edited the pioneering anthology of New Zealand women's poetry, Private Gardens. Her poetry, art writings, and essays have been widely published in New Zealand and overseas.
List of Publications
Making / Inroads (Coal Black Press, 1980)
Stanley Palmer : Poor Knights
Poetry NZ 5