This unique anthology of contemporary indigenous Polynesian poetry collects poems written over the last 20 years from more than 60 poets in Hawaii, Tonga, Samoa, Aotearoa, the Cook Islands, Niue, and Rotuma. Well-known poets such as Hone Tuwhare, Alistair Te, Ariki Campbell, and Haunani-Kay Trask are joined by talented young voices in a way that presents both an overall Polynesian identity and a focus on individual style. Traditional laments mix with street-smart rap rhythms, and images of seascape and landscape mingle with portraits of urban slums. Political anger is a powerful force in these poems, but many are personal and particular. Sometimes the impact is visual as well as verbal, with design and drawing matching the words. The impression of the anthology as a whole is of an active, changing, varied, creative scene that confronts both a complex colonial past and a fast-moving global present with energy, courage, and vitality.
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Albert Wendt is the editor of two anthologies of Pacific writing and is professor at the University of Auckland. Reina Whaitiri teaches at the University of Auckland and is a writer and researcher of Maori and Pacific literature. Robert Sullivan has published four collections of poetry, a graphic novel, and a book of Maori myths and legends.
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Book Description University of Hawaii Press, 2003. Taschenbuch. Book Condition: Neu. 288 Seiten neu, noch in Schutzfolie, Versand spätestens am nächsten Werktag 238203 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 570. Bookseller Inventory # 116552
Book Description University of Hawaii Press, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0824827562