Glenn Colquhoun

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Glenn Colquhoun is a poet and doctor. 

In 1994 he took a year off his medical training and spent that time in Te Tii, a small Māori community in Northland. This began a lifelong relationship with the community and its people. His first collection of poetry, The art of walking upright, was written about this community. He returned there later to work as a doctor in the Bay of Islands. 

In 2005 he moved from Northland to Waikawa Beach in Horowhenua where he began work as a GP at Hora Te Pai, the iwi medical practice for Te Ati Awa ki Whakarongotai.

In 2010 Colquhoun won a Fulbright Scholarship to Harvard University to study medical humanities and in 2011 he helped to establish the Horowhenua Youth Health Service, where he continues to work in adolescent medicine.

He performs his poetry regularly throughout the country. Go here to find a list of his published work and what he is currently working on.