Robert Sullivan

Te Whitianga a Kupe

Last week we celebrated the arrival of the waka hourua of Kupe Matawhaorua about 1100 years ago and HMB Endeavour in 1769 of then Lieutenant James Cook. Kupe’s wife Hine Te Aparangi, according to Ngāti Hei, named the islands Aotearoa …

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Winners for the Val Vallis Award for an Unpublished Poem 2016

Run by Queensland Poetry Festival, and named in honour of a distinguished Queensland poet, the Arts Queensland Val Vallis Award for an Unpublished Poem is committed to encouraging poets throughout Australia. 2016 Selection panel: Chloe Wilson and Robert Sullivan Winner …

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Long Light

(i) Long Light A grey autumn full of splash, spiders abseiling from gutters, fresh raindrops polka-dotting backyard green duvets in the shortening light. The animals are here: birdfeeder tantalizing the cat, puppy whining at the hedgehog, ants massing at their …

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Seeds from Rangiātea: Nine Māori and Pasifika Poets

I will never be lost; the seed which was sown from Rangiātea. This poetic saying refers to Māori descent from Polynesia, specifically the island of Ra’iatea in the Tahitian island group.

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Submission to Cordite 51: TRANSTASMAN Open!

Photo by Nicholas Walton-Healey Poetry for Cordite 51: TRANSTASMAN is guest-edited by Bonny Cassidy I’ll be looking for poems that can swim, fly, float, sail and possibly even skim across the very short and very deep difference between Australia and …

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