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Contents Acknowledgements vi 1 HISTORIES 1 1 Maui's Alternate Prayer 2 2 Love song for Michael King 3 3 The Charge of the Brown Brigade 4 4 William Colenso, On the Eve of the Treaty's 50th Jubilee . . . 6 5 Hanoverian London 8 6 After Reading W.S. Merwin's The Carrier of Ladders and then finding the Extinct Birds of NZ website. 9 7 Buller's Honour 11 8 Letters to Lord Ranfurly 12 9 Born again 14 10A decade a maze 15 11 Reconciling 16 12 About Anna Seward's Elegy on Captain Cook, 1780. 17 13 What if . . . 18 2 POETICS 19 14 Negative Capabilities 20 15 Review 21 16 The Winding Stair 22 17 Seven Voices 23 18 Took: A Preface to "The Magpies" 24 19 Gesturing at the Sky 25 20 Redemption song 26 21 Investigator 27 22 Letting the sun go down 28 23 Elegy for Traveling 29 3 TIKANGA / CUSTOMS 24 Posture Dance 32 25 Va-rua Tupu 33 26 Fragments of a Maori Odyssey 35 27 Arohanui 36 28 Citizen of the World 37 29 Starboard 38 30 wake 39 31 Cape Return 40 32A Poem for Whangarei on the Opening of the New City Library 41 33 Messenger 43 34 God and Fathers 44 4 PERSONAL 47 35 Biographical Data 48 36 Hui 50 37 Songs 51 38 On Flowering Ground 52 39 Lunch with Frank O'Hara 54 40 The Price 55 41 Rangatahi 56 42 Waiata Whaiaipo: Lover's Song 57 43 Love 58 44 Boyle 59 45 Ata Wai 60 46 Rumination 61 47 Spines of Smoke 63 48 Vissi D'Arte, Vissi D'Amore 64 49 My Uncool Popular Tunes 65 50 Kick-started by a Bananarama Track 67 51 Civilization 68 52 Note to PJ 69 53 When I meet people here 70 54 Northland Museums 72 5 FORESHORE AND SEABED POEMS 77 55 For sure 78 56 After the UN Rapporteur Supported Maori Customary Rights 79 57 Nga- Tohu Whenua 80 58 Suite of Poems Addressed to Prime Minister Helen Clark 81 59 Poetics Tunnel 85 60 One Art 86 61 Fancy that 87 62 Canst Thou Draw Out Leviathan with an Hook? 88 63 Let's Karanga The Whole Thing Off 89 64 Manawawera 90 65 Someone Asks Us Why 91 66 It Will Leave You 92 67 The Sneeze 93 68 Greenstone Monologues 94 69 Spiralling Ground 96 70 Karakia 98

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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

About the Author

Robert Sullivan is a member of the Maori tribes Nga Puhi of Northland in New Zealand and Kai Tahu of the South Island. He is also of Galway Irish descent. He has received several national New Zealand book awards for his multi-genre work. Since 1990 he has written five books of poetry published by Auckland University Press (most recently Captain Cook in the Underworld, which is also a libretto for a composition by John Psathas, and Voice Carried My Family), a graphic novel illustrated by Chris Slane called Maui: legends of the outcast, and a children's book Weaving earth and sky: myths and legends of Aotearoa (Random House) - which won both Book of the Year and the Non-Fiction Category in the 2003 New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards. His first book, Jazz Waiata, won the PEN (NZ) Best First Book of Poetry award. He has most recently co-edited with Professors Albert Wendt and Reina Whaitiri an anthology of Polynesian poetry in English, Whetu Moana (AUP and University of Hawaii Press, 2003) which won the Montana NZ Book Award in the reference and anthology category. In 1998 he was the Literary Fellow at the University of Auckland, and in 2001 the Distinguished Visiting Writer at the University of Hawai'i.

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