We hope you'll come and help us celebrate the launch!
When: Wednesday 20 April 2016 at 7pm
Where: Mezzanine floor, Lighthouse Cuba, 29 Wigan Street, Wellington
Poroporoaki is, as the subtitle suggests, a response to Colin McCahon’s paintings that are, in turn a response to the death of poet James K. Baxter. In this rich poem up-and-coming writer Anahera Gildea takes these threads and weaves them into a vivid Māori cultural context. The result is powerful, emotional and beautiful.
This exquisitely produced hand-bound book is available in a first edition of 150 hand-numbered copies. It is bound with hemp and flax-linen thread, and features an insert of hand-made flax paper.
For more about the book and author, or to buy copies of the book if you can't make it to the launch, visit the book's page on this site.