Anahera Press re-opens: We are delighted to announce that at Anahera Press we’re opening our doors again after a 3-year hiatus. Our first offering will be Sleeping with Stones, a poetry book by Serie Barford, to be released during Matariki 2021. In 2022 we will release Briar Wood’s third collection, A Book of Rongo and Te Rangahau, followed by Anahera Press publisher Kiri Piahana-Wong’s second collection, Tidelines. Following these two releases, we plan to have an open submission period. Thank you to those colleagues and friends who supported our recent grant application. Ngā mihi nui.
Anahera Press Xmas special! Buy Night Swimming by Kiri Piahana-Wong or Entangled Islands by Serie Barford for $10 each or $15 the pair. Your book will be shipped to you free of charge. Offer applies until 21st December. Email email@example.com for details. *Thanks to reader Ruth DeSouza for the pic of her books just after they arrived in the mail.
Yesterday Serie Barford was interviewed by Lynn Freeman on her programme Standing Room Only (Radio NZ National). Lynn describes Entangled Islands: “A revealing collection of poems and ultra-short stories introduces us to many characters in the life of writer Serie Barford. Most are real, some are hybrids of people she’s known, and together they look at what it means to be a Samoan New Zealander.” Check out the full interview here.
Well done to Leilani Tamu and Serie Barford who have both made the NZ Book Council’s Favourite Books of 2015 List. Kathryn Carmody calls Leilani “My new favourite poet”, while Selina Tusitala Marsh says of Entangled Islands: “A stunning wandering through Oceania’s physical and ideological islands – we are all connected. Poignant, political, prodding poetry.” Read the full list here.
Entangled Islands by Serie Barford was launched at Poetry Live, The Thirsty Dog, K Rd, Auckland City, on Tuesday 1st December. Over 100 people attended the launch, and a fun time was had by all! Entangled Islands is now available for sale on this website under the Books tab and in all good independent book stores nationwide.
Recently Anahera Press went to the home of Serie Barford in order to take her photograph for the back cover of her forthcoming book. We were thrilled with the result! Photo by Zoe Fay. Entangled Islands is currently being typeset and will be launched on Dec 1st. More details and launch invitations to follow.
Today at Anahera Press we are delighted to announce that our next publication will be a short story and poetry collection by Serie Barford entitled Entangled Islands. This title will be launching in both print and ebook editions towards the end of this year. Serie is a performance poet of Samoan, Celtic, Scandinavian and Algonquin Indian ancestry. She was born in Aotearoa in 1960 and grew up in West Auckland on the Te Atatu (the dawn) Peninsula. Serie has previously published a collection of poetry, Tapa Talk (2007), and has been published widely in journals and anthologies.