Travel to more than 15 countries over more than 30 years has provided the inspiration for Wellsford poet Terence O’Neill-Joyce’s latest publication, A Collection Of Poems.
His 477-page work describes his experiences in places such as Fiji, Ireland, France and Turkey.
“I like the way poetry can evoke imagery when describing your surroundings,” Terence says.
This is his second book of poems; the first, Border Crossing, was released in 1972.
Before retiring, Terence was involved with the recording industry, starting his own studio in Wellington in 1968 and working with artists such as Russell Crowe.
He says he implemented the first custodial sentence for piracy ever in New Zealand in the early 2000s while chair of the Copyright Council.
He released the book How to Get Started in the Music Business in 1982 and published a book by Jean Watson, a former partner of author and TV presenter Barry Crump, in the early 1990s.
A Collection Of Poems is available from Paper Plus in Warkworth.