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Cover of Hinemoana Baker’s Kōiwi kōiwi (2nd of 3)

Kōiwi kōiwi – bone bone was published in 2010 and was Hinemoana Baker's second collection of poems. The first, Mātuhi – needle was published in 2004 and included a CD of her readings in the back pocket of the book. As the bilingual titles of her books suggest, Baker's poetry draws from both her Māori and Pākehā heritages. Baker is a performance poet who also sings and has produced several albums in a country/folk style. Listen to her reading a poem from Kōiwi kōiwi – bone bone: 'Methods of assessing the likely presence of a terrorist threat in a remote indigenous community'.

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Victoria University Press
Reference: Hinemoana Baker, Kōiwi kōiwi – bone bone. Wellington: Victoria University Press, 2010.

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Sound file from Best New Zealand Poems (International Institute of Modern Letters, Victoria University of Wellington); courtesy of Hinemoana Baker

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John Newton, 'Poetry - Diversity: since 1985', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/speech/43097/cover-of-hinemoana-bakers-koiwi-koiwi (accessed 21 October 2017)

Story by John Newton, published 22 Oct 2014