Davie, Donald. “Postmodernism and Allen Curnow.” Poetry Nation Review 17, no. 3 (1991): 31-34.
Examines Curnow's relationship to modernism and postmodernism, comparing Curnow with Ezra Pound and Wallace Stevens.
Evans, Patrick. The Penguin History of New Zealand Literature. Auckland, New Zealand: Penguin Books, 1990, 287 p.
Contains a substantial essay on Curnow's 1945 Book of New Zealand Verse, and devotes sections to “Landfall in Unknown Seas” and to a public feud between Curnow and the publishers of The New Zealand Poetry Yearbook in the 1950s and 1960s.
(The entire section is 642 words.)