Rapatahana is widely published across several genre, including language critique, philosophy and fiction. His latest poetry collection, Atonement [University of Santo Tomas Press, Philippines, 2016] was nominated for a National Book Award. He won the inaugural Proverse Poetry prize in 2016. He has a PhD in Existential Literary Criticism from the University of Auckland. For further information please see his New Zealand Book Council Writers File.
New fiction, non-fiction and poetry by Aotearoa writers to read over the summer. This week: Vaughan Rapatahana.
In a searing, articulate and informed essay, Vaughan Rapatahana takes Aotearoa New Zealand literature to task for sexism.
Vaughan Rapatahana reviews Blood Ties by Jeffrey Paparoa Holman and finds a potent and engrossing collection, but one that will possibly enrage.
The Pantograph Punch publishes urgent and vital cultural commentary by the most exciting new voices in Aotearoa.