28 Sep 2014

Puna Wai Korero: An Anthology of Maori Poetry in English

From Country Life, 6:16 pm on 28 September 2014

According to Reina Whaitiri there is a way of seeing the world through Māori eyes that, Puna Wai Kōrero, the first ever anthology of Māori poetry in English encapsulates. For Robert Sullivan, the collection draws together the many diverse worlds and voices of Māori many of which he comes across as the Head of School of Creative writing at Aucklands Manukau Institute of Technology. On the eve of its launch, Maraea Rakuraku talks with the editors about the process used in selecting the works of those featured, whether published writing privileges itself over spoken word and the state of Māori writing in this form.