Corona Australis

by André Surridge

       At the feet of the Archer
       I lay my southern crown.

       Copyright © 2003, André Surridge
Corona Australis, the Southern Crown

Corona Australis, the Southern Crown
by Johannes Hevelius

Poet and playwright André Surridge was born in Hull, England in 1951, and emigrated to New Zealand in 1972. He has published two collections of poetry, Estimations Destinations and Wings for You, and was the founding editor of Waikato Business News. He has had twenty stage plays performed since 1974 including the road safety play Smashed which toured NZ high schools in 1997-98 with over 250 performances. Past President of the Playwrights Association of NZ (1998-99) he has won several awards, including Shell Playwrights Award (NZ) 1984; Lantern Theatre Trust Award (UK) 1987; Doug Wrenn Memorial Award (NZ) 1994; and the Minolta Playwriting Award (NZ) 1995.

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