“essentially a literary gossip column” – CK Stead, 18 April 2010
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Poetic localities of Cambridge
In Leamington, the part of Cambridge that
is on the south side of the Waikato River so is unknown to travellers who
simply speed through on State Highway 1, the fools, some 70 streets are named
after writers. The full list is here.
They range from Addison, Arnold and Austen to Tennyson, Walpole
and Wordsworth, taking in Baxter, Curnow, Dallas, Frame, Ihimaera and Sargeson
along the way. And yes, Cresswell too.
On the intersection of Browning and
Tennyson Streets is a green square called Gwyneth Common, which I assume is
named after the actress.
So here is my current reading, WJ Stillman’s
1876 Poetic Localities in Cambridge: