Jeffrey Paparoa Holman writes poetry, memoir and history. The title poem from his 2003 Montana Book Award-shortlisted collection, As Big as a Father, was the 1997 Whitireia Poetry Prize winner. He was a Copyright Licensing Award recipient in 2007 for Best of Both Worlds: the story of Elsdon Best and Tutakangahau; the book was shortlisted for the 2011 Ernest-Scott History Prize (Australia). In 2012 he was awarded the Creative NZ University of Iowa Residency. His most recent works are The Lost Pilot: a memoir; Blood Ties: New and Selected Poems 1963-2016; and Dylan Junkie.