Poroporoaki to the Lord My God: Weaving the Via Dolorosa: Ekphrasis in Response to Walk (Series C) by Colin McCahon by Anahera Gildea
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 was first published in a limited first edition of 150 hand-numbered copies. The first edition has now sold out (though may still be available from some book shops, such as Unity Books) but a second, un-numbered edition is now available. The books are bound with hemp and flax-linen thread, and features a fly-leaf insert of hand-made harakeke (New Zealand flax) paper made by Pakohe Papers in Whanganui.
About the author
Anahera Gildea (Ngāti Raukawa-ki-Te-Tonga, Kāi Tahu, Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Toa, Ngāi Te Rangi) is a Wellington-based writer who has had her poems and short stories published in a variety of journals. She recently completed the Masters of Creative Writing at Victoria University of Wellington and is currently finishing her first novel.
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Title: Poroporoaki to the Lord My God: Weaving the Via Dolorosa: Ekphrasis in Response to Walk (Series C) by Colin McCahon Author: Anahera Gildea Category: Poetry ISBN: 978-0-9941345-0-9 Format: Paperback, 210 mm (tall) x 148 mm (wide), 20 pages RRP: $20 Publication Date: April 2016 Trade price $10.67 Orders are ordinarily firm sale, but sale or return terms are available on request. Contact Helen Rickerby, managing editor, Seraph Press, PO Box 25239, Wellington 6146, New Zealand email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: (04) 385 7119