Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Bruce Bisset

Bruce Bisset discovered a love of writing early. He used it to help protest Vietnam, then became a journalist.

Bruce took over the management of a 7-day cafe/music venue and began performing his poetry, followed by becoming a full-time performance poet and travelling New Zealand. Two more books, another cafe/venue, and seven years later he stopped performing to have a family.

Instead, he went into politics and served three 3-year terms on Waiheke Island, the last as chairman of its community board.

Later, after his move to Hawke’s Bay, he became the left-wing pro-environment voice in the otherwise rabidly right-wing local rag, writing a weekly column for 14 1/2 years.

Covid killed his last band, but presently he performs with a guitarist and keyboards under the name BB3.

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