Allan, Rob (Richard Allan)

Rob Allan. Photo by Richard Allan. Courtesy Aotearoa New Zealand Poetry Sound Archive.

Rob Allan (born 1945) is a New Zealand poet.


Allan was born in Birmingham, England.l He moved to New Zealand with his family as a teenager in 1960.[1]

He worked as a teacher for deaf children in Otago schools, a position from which he retired in 2013.[1]

He has been published in several anthologies including An Anthology of New Zealand Poetry in English (Oxford University Press, 1997), and has published widely in literary magazines.

He lives in Port Chalmers, New Zealand.[2]


Allan won the PEN (NZSA) Best First Book of Poetry award in 1992 for his book Karitane Postcards.[2] He has received multiple grants from Creative New Zealand to support his writing.[3]


  • Karitane Postcards. Christchurch, NZ: Hazard Press, 1991.

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 Rob Allan, Truck, August 26, 2013. Blogspot, Web, Mar. 17, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Allan, Rob. Aotearoa New Zealand Poetry Sound Archive, 2 December 2007. Retrieved 9 May 2011.
  3. Rob Allan, capital of the minimal, new zealand electronic poetry centre, 13 July 2004. Retrieved 9 May 2011.
  4. Search results au:Rob Allan, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Mar. 17, 2014.

External linksEdit

  • Rob Allan at Aotearoa New Zealand Poetry Sound Archive
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