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Ngā Kupu Waikato: An anthology of Waikato poetry

Ngā Kupu Waikato: An anthology of Waikato poetryThe new poetry anthology Ngā Kupu Waikato: an Anthology of Waikato Poetry, edited by Vaughan Rapatahana with an introduction by Mark Houlahan (Waikato Press 2019), is out now, with a book launch at Browsers Bookshop, Victoria Street, Hamilton at 4.00 pm on Sunday 31st March. 

The first ever anthology of poems from the Waikato, Ngā Kupu Waikato includes some fantastic work by 40 poets ranging from well-known to new and emerging writers, including  Stephanie Christie, Murray Edmond, Amanda Hunt, Terry Locke, Maris O’Rourke, Bob Orr, Vincent O’Sullivan, essa may ranapiri, Tracey Slaughter, and Loren Thomas.

The Waikato region includes the Coromandel Peninsula, where I’m from, and I am fortunate that two of my poems are included: ‘Home’ and ‘At Kuaotunu’.


and they have dragged the old upright piano out of the hall again,

brought it over to the sandy barren where

my now youthful mother begins to sing the night’s raw crescendo and diminuendo

through jazz to blues, the fiddle player resting his beer on top of the case

Fast Fibres Poetry Five

Fast Fibres Five

Fast Fibres Five

Fast Fibres Poetry Five: from Northland ed. Piet Nieuwland and Olivia Macassey
(Fast Fibres Poetry Collective, 2018)

Featuring: Sarah Angus, Shelly Arlidge, Michael Botur, Robert Burt, Lyndsay Campbell, Geraldine Craw, Robert Davis, D’Bruce, Arthur Fairley, Michael Giacon, Vaughan Gunson, Jacqueline Hammond, Christel Jeffs, Jac Jenkins, Mike Jenkins, Graham Johnson, Lynda King, Audrey Lappin, Tracie Lark, Wes Lee, Olivia Macassey, Jack McKerchar, Gregory McNeill, Piet Nieuwland, Margaret Northey, Denise O’Hagan, Maris O’Rourke, Charlie Parker, Martin Porter, Ellen Rhodes, Aaron Robertson, Natascha Rodenburg, Raewyn Smith, Tashintheclouds, Leena Taylor, Vivian Thonger, Alistair Tulett, Mercedes Webb-Pullman.

Launch: Thursday 16 August, 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Location: Poets At ONEONESIX,  116 Bank Street Whangarei

To purchase: contact Piet Nieuwland fastfibres@live.com

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