At a time when Brasch, Fairburn, Glover and others spoke bitterly of the lack of sup-port given to New Zealand artists, how did a single woman from Southland live and work as a writer, establishing herself as a poet and author of international regard? In "Curved Horizon" Dallas recounts her remarkable life with the insight and assurance we expect from this most accom-plished poet.
Ruth Dallas first published her poems in 1946. She is the author of many volumes and also a noted children's fiction writer. She has received many awards, including the New Zealand Book Award for Poetry in 1977, and is much anthologised.