Tibble, Tayi


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They saw things in me I wanted to see in myself that’s why I let them see me that’s why I let them see me on certain nights in certain lights when the planets lined up like a string of pearls in the sky and the moon was the correct hue.

Rangikura is the fiery second collection by Tayi Tibble. These poems live in the space between the end of the world and a new day. They ask us to think about our relationship to desire and exploitation. They are both nostalgic for, and exhausted by, the pursuit of an endless summer. ‘As well as displaying her trademark ‘fiery’, incendiary and politically-aware qualities, Rangikura also reveals pain and vulnerability, and some sections of the book moved me not to awe or even anger, but to tears. To read Rangikura is to marvel at Tibble’s immense skill with words and cry for all that we still have to carry.’ -Kiri Piahana-Wong, Kete Books ‘These poems are elegies to a trauma so large that it can only be comprehended in small sips and the odd, sardonic, witchy cackle.’ -Faith Wilson, The Spinoff ‘The intricate politics woven into Tibble’s poetry give her writing strength and purpose.’ -Winnie Siulolovao Dunn, Cordite Poetry Review

Format: Paperback
Pages: 96
Imprint: Te Herenga Waka University Press
Publication date: 10/06/2021

Staff review

by Tayi Tibble
Review by Māia

Māori girl magic! In all its fierce beauty, epic pain and undeniable swag, Tibble breaks any boundaries of traditional poetry to create a collection that feels so alive, a celebration and critique of modern Aotearoa that is sparkly and subversive. These poems invite us to party with the Ātua to share wisdoms, laughter and deep connection that transcends time. I love this book and have recommended it to everyone I know.

ISBN: 9781776564248 Category: Tag