Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. A poetry collection in three parts. Home is events, situations, descriptions, and attitudes about Hong Kong, which is now Vaughan's home. He writes to stay sane. They are not mere academic or literary exercises. They are lived experiences, I guess. In fact the poet relishes this confusing richness. His verses celebrate the graphic possibility of words, their visual appearance and sounds.
Vaughan Rapatahana is a New Zealand writer and reviewer. Though perhaps best known for his poetry, his bibliography also includes prose fiction, educational material, academic articles, philosophy, and language critiques. His writing has been published in New Zealand and internationally. In , he was a semi-finalist for the Proverse Prize and in he was a finalist for the erbacce prize for poetry.
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He was the MC on this occasion, as well as for several other events during the festival. In part two of this commentary post, I will include several poems by the poets featured in part one, furher emphasizing their frankness and willingness to speak their minds about cultural connections and disconnections as Kiwi Asian poets, as well as about how they see Aotearoa New Zealand per se. I will also feature Shasha Ali and her own comments with regard to the questions I asked other poets, in part one. I was completing a chapter in the forthcoming book, English in the South , edited by Kyria Finardi and published by Eduel, Brazil, when I thought that I really must write a commentary regarding the influx of young Asian poets, who were born in Aotearoa New Zealand, or have arrived to live here for long periods. Sit up and listen! Check out also the links to her delivering on YouTube, as listed below this commentary. Before I write more, let me provide a bit of background information about Tusiata. Vaughan Rapatahana new. Poems from the Edge of Extinction. These ladies are not afraid to rage against the machines: part two Kiwi Asian women poets have strong opinions.