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Grief, death, infertility. Hinemoana Baker confronts a personal and societal darkness in this new collection of poems—but does so with surprising humor and with an eye that seeks out the unlikely image and an ear that forces us to hear afresh the strangeness in our everyday language.
Hinemoana Baker is a poet, a writer, an editor, a musician, and a radio producer. Her poetry, fiction, and children’s stories have been published in the literary journal SPORT, the anthology of Maori writing Te Ao Marama, and the online literary journal Turbine. She is the author of Koiwi Koiwi and Matuhi: Needle, the editor of the online journal of Whitireia New Zealand’s Creative Writing Programme, and the coeditor of the anthology Kaupapa: New Zealand Poets, World Issues.
"The poems are anchored firmly in a modern world and yet range freely over Baker’s past, lyrically examining a bicultural life." —Dominion Post on Koiwi Koiwi