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Aue Rona
Reihana Robinson
Art & Poetry
Maori, Poetry
Price: $25.00
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Format: A5, 68pp, soft cover with jacket
ISBN: 978-1-877577-85-7

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About the Book
"This, then, is not the banal lyric-play which afflicts all too many of the effete bloodless wordsmiths of Aotearoa-New Zealand." 
— Vaughan Rapatahana, Landfall Review Online.

'In this compelling first collection, Reihana Robinson offers a nuanced re-imagining of the Maori Rona legend through lyrical poems of love, transgression and sorrow that flesh out and challenge the archetypal notion of the woman in the moon.'
— Janelle Elyse Kihlstrom, editor of Melusine, or Woman in the 21st Century, an online journal of literature and art.

 “I love the mythic, edgy vision of Reihana’s poems...” 
— Joy Harjo, acclaimed Native American poet, musician & author

Read the review on Beattie's Book Blog here.

Listen to Reihana talk about her poetry on Radio New Zealand.


About the Author

Reihana Robinson has been widely published in New Zealand and internationally. She featured in AUP New Poets 3 (Auckland University Press, 2008) and her work has appeared in anthologies including Te Ao Marama: Comtemporary Maori Writing. Reihana was the inaugural recipient of the Te Atairangikaahu Award for Poetry. She is also an artist and an organic farmer.

For more information, visit Reihana's website.

 

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