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Shout Ha! to the Sky explores history and contemporary life from a Maori person’s perspective, and seeks to restore possibilities removed through the forces of colonialism. The poetry is intimate, wry, funny, angry and always loving. It weaves into and dialogues with multi-genre work by a range of Pacific authors such as Anne Salmond, Albert Wendt, Haunani-Kay Trask, Witi Ihimaera, and the late Hone Tuwhare, as well as writing from outside the Pacific by Anna Seward, W.B.Yeats, Ezra Pound, Keats, Vijay Seshadri, Dante Alighieri.
‘Robert Sullivan is one of New Zealand's and the Pacific's foremost poets, passionate, provocative and always transcendant. In his new collection, he shouts Ha! to the Sky. Take a deep breath, fill your lungs and join him.’ —Witi Ihimaera, author of Whale Rider
‘Robert Sullivan has established a reputation as the leading poet of his generation in the Pacific.’ —Albert Wendt
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