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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)
The Ninth Floor (Penguin, 1990)
Ten Modern New Zealand Poets, with Lois Cox (Longman Paul, 1976)