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Alan Loney (b. 1940), author of eight books of poetry, was born in New Zealand. He began publishing poems in the late 1960s, independently printing his first book, The Bare Remembrance (1971). Five years later, after founding Hawk Press (1975-1983), he won a New Zealand Book Award for Dear Mondrian (1976), a sequence alternating personal elegies and reflections on the Dutch painter.
Loney has served as editor, publisher, and critic at Hawk Press, Black Light Press (1987-1991), and The Holloway Press at the University of Auckland (1994-1998). He was Auckland University Literary Fellow in 1992 and Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne's Australian Center (2002-2006). Currently publisher of Electio Editions, Loney lives in Melbourne, Australia. His recent poetry collections are Fragmenta Nova (2005) and Gallipoli (2005).