In the simply splendid Landfall 221 C.K.Stead reviews Their Faces Were Shining by Tim Wilson, Victoria University Press.
I was especially taken by this paragraph:
"In my last year of university teaching, 1986, Tim Wilson was in my Creative Writing class. I have a photograph of him with his class-mates, one of whom is the poet Andrew Johnston. Tim's hair is enormous, piled up in front in a sort of bouffant style. I thought he was brilliant and Didn't think I could teach him anything. Of all my Creative Writing students during those final three years he was one of four I felt certain we would hear more about. Three are now very well known. Tim vanished until he materialised on TV One with his mown hair and fluent clever commentaries from America. So I have been waiting a quarter of a century to hear from him, either as a poet or fiction writer."
I contacted Stead and asked him if he could scan me the photograph he was referring to, which with the help of his publisher, AUP, he did and here it is :