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Charles Brasch
Charles Brasch, c. 1960
Charles Brasch, c. 1960
Born Charles Orwell Brasch
(1909-07-27)27 July 1909
Dunedin, New Zealand
Died 20 May 1973(1973-05-20) (aged 63)
Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Poet
  • literary editor
  • arts patron
Language New Zealand English
Nationality New Zealander
Alma mater St John's College, Oxford University
Period 1932–1973

Charles Orwell Brasch (27 July 1909 – 20 May 1973) was a New Zealand poet, literary editor and arts patron. He was the founding editor of the literary journal Landfall, and through his 20 years of editing the journal, had a significant impact on the development of a literary and artistic culture in New Zealand. His poetry continues to be published in anthologies today, and he provided substantial philanthropic support to the arts in New Zealand, including by establishing the Robert Burns Fellowship, the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship and the Mozart Fellowship at the University of Otago, by providing financial support to New Zealand writers and artists during his lifetime, and by bequeathing his extensive collection of books and artwork in his will to the Hocken Library and the University of Otago.

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