Serie Barford

Into the World of Light

I was born beneath the colonial shadow of Maungakiekie’s solitary pine within cooee of a sacred Rongo stone in a military hospital built for casualties of America’s bloody Pacific Campaign was immediately hoisted by the ankles and smacked to incite …

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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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