In this compelling second collection from one of New Zealands most exciting rising poets, Hinemoana Baker amplifies whats usually whispered, magnifies the microscopic and x-rays the mundane.
Hinemoana Baker is a writer, musician and radio producer living on Wellingtons Kapiti Coast. Born in Christchurch, she has travelled widely, and was 2009 Arts Queensland Poet in Residence. Her first book, published jointly by VUP and in the US by Perceval Press, was matuhi - needle:
Its that sense of meanings which are mysterious, obscure and submerged and then rise as beauty and wisdom to the surface of our lives. Bill Manhire
The poems are anchored firmly in a modern world and yet range freely over Bakers past, lyrically examining a bi-cultural life. Mark Houlahan, Dominion Post
Baker reconjugates the obvious, making it surprising all over again. David Eggleton, New Zealand Listener