Talia is the debut poetry collection from Isla Huia (Te Ati Haunui a-Paparangi, Uenuku). It is a critique of hometowns, an analysis of whakapapa, and a reclamation of tongue. It is an ode to the earth she stands on, and to a sister she lost to the skies. It is a manifesto for a future full of aunties and islands and light.
Published by Dead Bird Books, May 2023
Imprint: Small New Zealand Publisher
Publication date: 19/05/2023