Poukahangatus

Author(s): Tayi Tibble

NZ Poetry

‘This collection speaks about beauty, activism, power and popular culture with compelling guile, a darkness, a deep understanding and sensuality. It dives through noir, whakamā 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


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781776561926
  • : Victoria University Press
  • : Victoria University Press
  • : July 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : F
  • : Tayi Tibble