Atonement by Vaughan Rapatahana

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Vaughan Rapatahana’s newest book project only demonstrates that cultures and traditions find a common ground in the written word, with some veritable help from the visual and music arts, and to be specific in Rapatahana’s style—diverse lexicons. Atonement, by virtue of its unusual enjambments and visual play, treats familiar material in a stimulating manner. It presents a local milieu through the eyes of an outsider so that local materials are exotic and fresh.

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Atonement by Vaughan Rapatahana

Vaughan Rapatahana is a New Zealand writer and reviewer. Though perhaps best known for his poetry, his bibliography also includes prose fiction, educational material, academic articles, philosophy, and language critiques. Rapatahana is of Māori ancestry, and many of his works deal with the subjects of colonial repression and cultural encounter. His writing has been published in New Zealand and internationally. In 2009, he was a semi-finalist for the Proverse Prize and in 2013 he was a finalist for the erbacce prize for poetry. In 2016 Rapatahana won the Proverse Poetry Prize.