The American debut of an acclaimed young poet as she explores her identity as a twenty-first-century Indigenous woman. Intimate, moving, virtuosic, and hilarious, Tayi Tibble is one of the most exciting new voices in poetry today. In Poūkahangatus (pronounced “Pocahontas”), her debut volume, Tibble challenges a dazzling array of mythologies—Greek, Māori, feminist, kiwi—peeling them apart, respinning them in modern terms. Her poems move from rhythmic discussions of the Kardashians, sugar daddies, and Twilight to exquisite renderings of the natural world and precise emotions (“The lump in her throat swelled like a sea that threatened to take him from her, and she had to swallow hard”)...
Publisher: Knopf (July 26, 2022) Pages: 96 pages ISBN-10: 0593534603 ISBN-13: 978-0593534601 ASIN: B09KG67YKN
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Tayi Tibble (Te Whanau a Apanui/Ngati Porou) was born in 1995 and lives in Wellington. In 2017 she completed a Masters in Creative Writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters, Victoria University of Wellington, where she was the recipient of the Adam Foundation Prize. Poukahangatus is her first book.