Author(s): Hinemoana Baker
Best-known nationally for fronting National Radio show, Waiata, Hinemoana Baker is a talented writer and musician with an MA in Creative Writing. This first book, illustrated in colour by Ngai Tahu artist Jenny Rendall, comprises poems with diverse themes including love and gratitude, Te Reo and Maori cultural concepts, and even bad behaviour. It includes a CD on which Hinemoana performs six of her poems and a song. matuhi | needle is published jointly with Perceval Press, the California publisher owned and operated by Pilar Perez and Viggo Mortensen. First published 2004.
This is a co-publication with Viggo (Aragorn) Mortensen's publishing company in the US; Hinemoana was one of the VUP poets who read with Viggo at a Lord of the Rings benefit poetry reading in 2003; A beautiful production, hardback with full colour illustrations by a leading Maori artist; This collection of wonderful poetry comes with a CD of music from this multi-talented young writer