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Poukahangatus

Poukahangatus
 

This collection speaks about beauty, activism, power and popular culture with compelling guile, a darkness, a deep understanding and sensuality.

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ISBN 9781776561926
Published 12 July 2018 by Victoria University Press
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Tibble, Tayi
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ISBN-13 9781776561926
ISBN-10 1776561929
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Victoria University Press
Imprint Victoria University Press
Publication Date 12 July 2018
International Publication Date 15 July 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Tibble, Tayi
Category Poetry Texts & Anthologies
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 80
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 210mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress New Zealand poetry - 21st century, New Zealand poetry, New Zealand poetry
NBS Text Poetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code NZ821.3
Catalogue Code 924033

Description of this Book

This collection speaks about beauty, activism, power and popular culture with compelling guile, a darkness, a deep understanding and sensuality. It dives through noir, whakama and kitsch and emerges dripping with colour and liquor. There's whakapapa, funk (in all its connotations) and fetishisation. The poems map colonisation of many kinds through intergenerational, indigenous domesticity, sex, image and disjunction. They time-travel through the powdery mint-green 1960s and the polaroid sunshine 1970s to the present day. Their language and forms are liquid-sometimes as lush as what they describe, other times deliberately biblical or oblique. It all says: here is a writer who is experiencing herself as powerful, restrained but unafraid, already confident enough to make a phat splash on the page. -Hinemoana Baker

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NZ Review This collection speaks about beauty, activism, power and popular culture with compelling guile, a darkness, a deep understanding and sensuality. It dives through noir, whakama and kitsch and emerges dripping with colour and liquor. There's whakapapa, funk (in all its connotations) and fetishisation. The poems map colonisation of many kinds through intergenerational, indigenous domesticity, sex, image and disjunction. They time-travel through the powdery mint-green 1960s and the polaroid sunshine 1970s to the present day. Their language and forms are liquid - sometimes as lush as what they describe, other times deliberately biblical or oblique. It all says: here is a writer who is experiencing herself as powerful, restrained but unafraid, already confident enough to make a phat splash on the page. - Hinemoana Baker

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Author's Bio

Tayi Tibble (Te Whanau a Apanui/Ngati Porou) was born in 1995 and lives in Wellington. In 2017 she completed a Masters in Creative Writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters, Victoria University of Wellington, where she was the recipient of the Adam Foundation Prize. Poukahangatus is her first book.

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