Whetu Moana: An Anthology of Polynesian Poetry by Robert Sullivan

By Robert Sullivan

Whetu Moana is the 1st anthology of up to date Polynesian poetry in English edited by means of Polynesians. It collects poems written over the past 20 years from greater than 60 poets in Aotearoa, Hawaii, Tonga, Samoa, the prepare dinner Islands, Niue and Rotuma. famous poets like Hone Tuwhare, Alistair Campbell and Haunani-Kay Trask are joined by way of gifted younger voices, the poets showing in alphabetical order in a manner that provides either an total Polynesian identification and attention on person kind. conventional laments combine with street-smart rap rhythms; photographs of seascapes and landscapes mingle with pictures of city slums. Political anger is a robust strength in those poems yet many are own and specific. Whetu Moana finds an lively, altering, diversified, artistic scene, which confronts either a fancy colonial previous and a fast-moving international current with power, braveness and vitality.

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