SMITHER, Elizabeth. New Zealander, b. 1941. Genres: Novels, Children's fiction, Young adult fiction, Poetry, Literary criticism and history. Career: New Plymouth Public Library, librarian, 1959-63, 1979-. Te Mata Poet Laureate, 2001-02. Publications: Here Come the Clouds, 1975; You're Very Seductive William Carlos Williams, 1978; The Sarah Train (juvenile), 1978; The Legend of Marcello Mastroianni's Wife, 1981; Casanova's Ankle, 1981; Shakespeare Virgins, 1983; Tug Brothers (for children), 1983; Professor Musgrove's Canary, 1986; Gorilla/Guerilla, 1986; Animaux, 1988; A Pattern of Marching, 1989; A Cortege of Daughters, 1993; The Journal Box (journals), 1996. NOVELS: First Blood, 1983; Brother-love Sister-love, 1986; The Sea between Us, 2003. STORIES: Nights at the Embassy, 1990; Mr. Fish and Other Stories, 1994; The Mathematics of Jane Austen, 1997; Listening to the Everly Brothers, 2002; Red Shoes, 2003. POETRY: The Tudor Style, 1993; The Lark Quartet, 1999. Address: 19-A Mount View Pl, New Plymouth, New Zealand.