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Sam Hunt
'Sam Hunt (born in Auckland on 4 July 1946) is a New Zealand performance poet. He was educated at St Peter's College, Auckland and has been referred to as New Zealand's best-known poet. Sam Hunt is known for links between his works. An example of this is when one compares the poem, Porirua Friday Night, with one of his later works Girl with Black Eye in Grocer's Shop. Both poems tell the story of a woman which is the same woman in both poems, and how her dreams are slowly crushed over time. This was the first step toward her crushed spirits leading to her strong will to grow up quickly.

maintrunk country roadsong
Driving south and travelling
not much over fifty,
I hit a possum ... 'Little
man,' I ... [read poem]
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