Published in Overland Issue 219 Winter 2015 Uncategorized Editorial Robert Sullivan This group of poems by New Zealanders has a variety of voices, dispositions and worlds. Tulia Thompson describes a fruit bowl’s jostling points of origin. Airini Beautrais creates a soundscape and a flowing life-world. Nicole Hawkins takes us to a young man’s high school graduation as he takes and heals the mantle of his people. Anna Jackson walks down the less travelled paths of poetry and sheds light on her process. Ben Brown shares a gift for his son which must be delivered face to face. Selina Tusitala Marsh uncovers veins of ore and precious minerals by questioning small-town authority. Reihana Robinson draws on the divine to reinscribe the land with a ‘toehold’ of Indigenous tenure. Kiri Piahana-Wong writes about personal loss and resilience. Apirana Taylor confronts colonialism. Murray Edmond gently sledges kiwi machismo and anti-poets. Rachel Fenton describes the silencing of women graphic novelists. Many of these poets have established tenures as poets of national significance, and some are still emerging. A spirit of interior or exterior resistance – a side-glancing eye to the nature of life – powerfully swayed this selection from the numerous inspiring poems submitted for this edition. Robert Sullivan Robert Sullivan is a significant internationally published Māori poet with nine books, including the poem Star Waka (Auckland University Press), the graphic novel Maui: Legends of the Outcast, and the New Zealand Post Children’s Book of the Year, Weaving Earth and Sky. He is head of Manukau Institute of Technology’s Creative Writing School, and one of the editors of the journal trout. More by Robert Sullivan Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 28 November 202229 November 2022 Film Noirvember at the movies: on the pleasures of personal curation Eloise Ross Watching noir all month, in its many transcontinental variants from the past eighty-odd years, really is a fantastic thing to do. I’m finding connections between films that aren’t obvious, or that might not appear to me without the benefit of such programming and framing. First published in Overland Issue 228 25 November 202228 November 2022 Poetry Poetry | Summer animal Jini Maxwell This summer I can feel myself turning back into an animal. I wake up early and seek out trees, walking through the expansive quiet of the park until the heat starts feeling sharp on my skin. I leave the blinds closed, so when I return home the building is dark and familiar, and as I shut the door behind me I feel a satisfaction I can only describe as territorial.