WAIRARAPA WORD welcomes Vaughan Rahapatahana.
Sunday 1st March at 3 pm at Carterton Community Courthouse, Holloway Street (beside Carterton Events Centre)
We invite you to participate in the Open Mic before the main presentation, with one story/poem/song/comedy act… under 3 minutes long, please.
Vaughan Rapatahana, PhD, a prolific poet, novelist and educational writer, is widely published across several genres in both of his main languages, te reo Māori and English.
A critic of the agencies of English language proliferation and the consequent decimation of indigenous tongues, Rapatahana inaugurated and co-edited English language as Hydra and Why English? Confronting the Hydra (2012 and 2016), has written commentaries for Jacket 2 (University of Pennsylvania) and has edited Poetry in Multi-cultural Oceania, a 3-volume teaching resource (Essential Resources).
Rapatahana has had two novels published – Toa (2012) and Novel (2018) – and several poetry collections, in Hong Kong, Macau, Philippines, USA, England, France, India and New Zealand. Atonement was nominated for a National Book Award in Philippines (2016) and won the inaugural Proverse Poetry Prize the same year. He was included in Best New Zealand Poems 2017. His latest poetry book ternion was published in Liverpool.
In September 2019, he participated in the World Poetry Recital Night in Kuala Lumpur, and in October 2019, he participated in the Poetry International Festival at The Southbank Centre, London.
Vaughan commutes between Hong Kong, Philippines and Aotearoa New Zealand.
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