Graham Lindsay was born in Wellington in 1952. He was educated at the University of Canterbury (BA, 1976) and the Christchurch College of Education (Diploma of Teaching, 1989). He has since worked in a variety of short-term or part-time jobs including driving, library work and teaching. He has two sons and one grandson and lives in England.
His first book, Thousand-Eyed Eel, an account of the historic Māori land march of 1975, appeared from Alan Loney’s Hawk Press in 1976. Since then he has published six more collections of poems. He also edited the magazine Morepork from 1979 to 1980.
He has read at a number of literary festivals and his poems have appeared widely in anthologies.
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- Thousand-Eyed Eel. Taylors Mistake: Hawk Press, 1976.
- Public. Dunedin: Ridge-Pole, 1980.
- Big Boy. Auckland: Auckland University Press, 1986.
- Return to Earth. Christchurch: Hazard Press, 1991.
- The Subject. Auckland: Auckland University Press, 1994.
- Legend of the Cool Secret. Christchurch: Sudden Valley Press, 1999.
- Lazy Wind Poems. Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2003.
- Morepork. 1-3. Dunedin: Ridge-Pole (1979-80).