Mānawatia a Matariki. It feels auspicious to be launching this new collection, A Book of Rongo and Te Rangahau, at this special time. Ka mua, ka muri, walking backwards into the future – in this collection poet Briar Wood considers how the lives of the two wāhine toa of the title, nineteenth century tūpuna of Ngāpuhi, continue to impact their descendants today.
We have made a short video to celebrate the launch, please check out:
Video by Annie Goldson.
Buy Briar’s book here: www.anahera.co.nz/books
Thank you to Creative New Zealand for their support of this publication.
Five Strings by Apirana Taylor was launched at Auckland Central City Library on Wednesday 17th May. Close to 100 people attended the launch. The book was launched by Witi Ihimaera (pictured on the left; Apirana and Anahera Press publisher Kiri Piahana-Wong seated). Thanks so much to everyone who attended! And do look out for Five Strings in all good bookstores – or buy directly from this website by clicking on the Books tab (and we offer free postage both in NZ and internationally). (Photo credit Karlo Mila.)
Here at Anahera Press we’re happy to announce we now have a release date for Apirana Taylor’s forthcoming novel, Five Strings. We’re delighted that the book will be released as part of the Auckland Writers Festival. All welcome to the launch event at 6pm on May 17th at Auckland Central City Library, Lorne St.
Thanks to the New Zealand Book Council for naming Simone Kaho’s forthcoming poetry collection, Lucky Punch, as one of “21 new Kiwi books we can’t wait to read!” Check out the full list here. Lucky Punch will be launched at Poetry Live, The Thirsty Dog, 469 K Rd, Auckland City, on Tuesday 15th November, 8pm. All welcome to this public event.
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.