Hinemoana Baker

Koiwi Koiwi

ISBN: 9780864736314

In this compelling second collection from one of New Zealand’s most exciting rising poets, Hinemoana Baker amplifies what’s usually whispered, magnifies the microscopic and x-rays the mundane.

Hinemoana Baker is a writer, musician and radio producer living on Wellington’s 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:

‘It’s 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 Baker’s 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

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