Mike Subritzky is one of New Zealand’s best known war poets and his work appears in numerous books, CD’s, and anthologies. His poetry and verse is often read on National Radio on ANZAC Day (New Zealand’s National Day of Remembrance). He is the first New Zealand poet to have his war poetry read at Westminster Abbey, and the first Kiwi war poet to be read at ANZAC Corner, Hyde Park, London.
A retired professional soldier, from an old New Zealand military family, he is the recipient of the New Zealand Operational Service Medal, as are two of his sons.
“Subritzky is regarded as the ‘Kiwi Kipling’ and writes his war poetry in the gritty, in-your-face style of the barrack room and the forward trench”