Vaughan Rapatahana, china as kafka, Phoenix Edition reprint, hardback, 60 pages, hand sewn in 5 quires with Barbour thread, supra mat 300gsm card with letterpress typographical design on front and verso, cloth spine with letterpress titling, 2 colour title page printed on 80gsm munken as is stock, photographic backdrop card endpapers
ISBN: 978-0-9864665-8-8 NZ$35.00
nb. this collection contains 2 additional poems.
some reviews can be found here below: http://www.takahe.org.nz/review/t76/Takahe76ChinaKafta.pdf and http://asiancha.blogspot.co.nz/2011/11/vaughan-rapatahanas-china-as-kafka.html
Vaughan Rapatahana is Māori who lives & works in Hong Kong, with a house in Te Araroa, East Coast, Aotearoa-New Zealand. He is married to a lady from the Philippines – where they also have a home. Living now over 14 years in various parts of Asia, including Brunei Darussalam for five years, and also in P.R. China and several other locales, well beyond Asia.
Published in variety of genre worldwide. Ph. D Existential Literary Criticism, University of Auckland. Poetry editor Māori and Indigenous Review Journal until the end of 2011. Semi-finalist inaugural Proverse Prize in Literature, 2009. Two collections of poetry published end of 2011 - Home Away Elsewhere (Proverse Hong Kong) and china as kafka (Kilmog Press, Dunedin, Aotearoa) and poems, reviews, short stories and articles published in many publications, such as Poetry Salzburg, Asia Literary Review, Orbis, The Journal, Acumen, Landfall, Otholiths, Cordite, Taj Mahal Journal, Shot Glass Journal, Penduline, Main Street Rag among a raft of others.
2012 has seen the publication of the important critique of English language agencies - English Language as Hydra(Multilingual Matters, U.K), two part-collections of poetry, Karon Beach and Bride Price Four (Good Samaritan Press, Thailand) a collection of essays and reviews of the work of Colin Wilson, entitled Philosophical (a)Musings and an e-book of newer poems entitled Schisms (Stonesthrow Poetry, Nevada, USA) 2013 will see publication of Toa - a novel (Atuanui Press, Aotearoa-New Zealand)
English Language as Hydra [Multilingual Matters, U.K.]
and Schisms [Stonesthrow Poetry, Nevada, USA]
(early 2013) Toa (a novel) [Atuanui Press, Auckland, Aotearoa-New Zealand]