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Rex Fairburn

In the earlier years when there were few publishing outlets for New Zealand poets, possession of the resources to print and publish their works seemed to bring a responsibility to do so. Under Esplin’s and Maslen’s guidance, the class of 1962 printed one page at a time 100 copies of R.A.K. Mason’s talk on fellow-poet Rex Fairburn. Mason’s own Collected Poems was published in 1962 and ‘two-colour’ invitations to the launch at UBS (Otago) were printed in the Bibliography Room. The bookshop has always been an advocate of this little Press and its print activities.

R. A. K. Mason, Rex Fairburn. Dunedin: Press Room, University of Otago, 1962