Book Review

Maramatanga, maramatanga: Poems from the pastMaramatanga, maramatanga: Poems from the past by Joss Morey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Author Joss Morey has within these pages tapped into the lifeblood of a noble people. This poetry sings to the heart, celebrating and mourning the dynamic voices of those long vanished but still alive in memories and the landscape of the remarkable Maori.
From the chilling “Leukaemia” to the joyous “The Message”, the horrifying “What Brings This Evil to This Land” to the simple yet profound “Oneness”, Morey provides a lush glimpse into the heart. Each poem should be savoured like a fine wine. For anyone never having encountered the Maori or New Zealand in general, this collection should be at the forefront of research before visiting.
Beautiful, profound, moving. Thank you Joss Morey.

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