There's got to be more to it than buzzy bees, bachs and beer. Pākehā 2020 is a poetry video series about pākehātanga, both tip-top and toxic.
I don't know what being pākehā means in 2020. I don't know what being pākehā will mean for my grandchildren. I don't know how to decolonise a culture. I don't know how to feel about my connection to Aotearoa, or any whenua. I don't know how to reconcile kiwiana with belonging, or with family, or with te ao Māori. But it seems worth finding out.
February 2020 marks 180 years since my tīpuna disembarked the Duke of Roxburgh onto the Pito-one beach, and will mark the conclusion of this series.
This collection came out at the end of 2017 while I was living in London via Bx3, imprint of Burning Eye Books.
Recently I've written about supermarkets, aeroplanes and nicked other people's writing. Often I'm no good at poems, but some people have still said some very nice things.