Author(s): Vaughan Rapatahana
Vaughan Rapatahana is in love with language, Maori, Tagalog, Cantonese, and the not-to-be trusted English language. I love the language he uses in this book - knotty, gnarled, tough. Assonance, consonance, lines as short as the breath of a man fighting or copulating. Vaughan Rapatahana and I both love the sounds of language and, even more, the people who speak it, slang it, sign it, sing it, slaughter it, use it honestly.
- Reid Mitchell, poet and consulting editor at CHA: An Asian Literary Journal.