Editor and poet Stu Bagby (known to some as the gravedigger poet) was born in Te Koporu in 1947. His work made up one third of AUP New Poets 2 and has published a solo collection As It Was in the Beginning (Steele Roberts) that was nominated by the Sunday Star Times as one of the best books of 2005. He was the winner of the 2000 New Zealand Poetry Society's International Poetry Competition.
"A handsome book that does indeed feel good to hold." --Takahe