Charles Brasch. Disputed Ground: Poems 1939–45. Christchurch: The Caxton Press, 1948; no. 3 in The Caxton Poets series.
<p>Born in Dunedin, Charles Brasch is one of New Zealand’s most well known poets and patrons of the arts. His first collection of poems, <em>The Land and the People,</em> was published by Caxton in 1939.</p><p>With the exception of short visits to New Zealand, Brasch resided in England for much of the 1930s and 1940s. He returned to New Zealand after the end of the Second World War. His collection, <em>Disputed Ground,</em> poems about the war years, was Brasch’s second volume of poetry and consolidated his reputation as a major New Zealand poet.</p>
Alan Roddick (ed.). Home Ground: Poems by Charles Brasch. Christchurch: The Caxton Press, 1974.
Home Ground is the sixth and final collection of Brasch’s poems. Published posthumously, the volume is one of his most personal, speaking with a modernist voice about coming to terms with old age and illness.
Peter Simpson. ‘Brasch, Charles’ in The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature edited by Roger Robinson and Nelson Wattie (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998): 67–69