Talofa lava, Kia ora, Fakalofa lahi atu, Aloha, Ni sa bula, Malo e lelei, Kia orana, Taloha ni, Halo olaketa. Greetings and welcome to Pasifika Poetry, a celebration of the poetry of tagata o te moana nui, the peoples of the Pacific.
Honouring the role orality and performance play in Pasifika cultures, this site emphasises audiovisual resources of Pasifika poets reading their works and being interviewed. Coordinated by Selina Tusitala Marsh, the site focuses on the diverse, dynamic, and commonly diasporic voices of Pasifika poets. The symbol of the spiral embodies a common Pacific belief that at the same time we are going forward, we are looking back. Pasifika Poetry honours tusitalas who have gone before, and those who follow behind.
Producing a Pasifika Poetry Website