Harry Ricketts

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Professor School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies


Teaching in 2019

Research interests

Literary biography, New Zealand poetry, sports writing, children's literature, creative non-fiction, Kipling, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature, the poets of the Great War, Katherine Mansfield, literary journalism


MA Oxford
MLitt Oxford

Areas of supervision

  • Literary Biography.
  • New Zealand Poetry.
  • Sports Writing, Children's Literature and Creative Non-Fiction.

Selection of publications

Strange Meetings: The Poets of the Great War London, Chatto & Windus, 2010.

Co-written with Paula Green, 99 Ways into New Zealand Poetry, Auckland: Random House, 2010.

Harry Ricketts (Ed), The Awa Book of New Zealand Sports Writing, Wellington: Awa Press, 2010.

How to Catch a Cricket Match, Wellington: Awa Press, 2006.

Your Secret Life, Wellington: HeadworX, 2005.

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Teaching in 2019