Rhys Brookbanks



Age: 25


Summary: New Zealand up-and-coming poet and cultural commentator whose poems had appeared in Deep South (2007), Takahe magazine, No. 71 (2010) and the Otago Daily Times but who had also published articles in The Press and New Zealand Books, including an interview (with Vicki Anderson) for The Press with Christchurch-born Pasifika writer and performance poet Tusiata Avia in November 2010.



Cause of Death: Killed during an earthquake


Born: June 16, 1985


Died: February 25, 2011


Location: Christchurch, New Zealand