Mark Pirie edits the selected poems of Mary Maringikura Campbell

Thursday, July 16, 2020 by Mark Pirie

June 2020 sees the delayed release (due to COVID-19 lockdown) of the selected poems of Mary Maringikura Campbell through my publishing company HeadworX: Yellow Moon | E Marama Rengarenga: Selected Poems

I have known of Maringikura’s work for many years and always thought it deserved to be better known and read by a wider audience. I was very pleased to get the opportunity to publish her book. 

I edited and arranged the book in two sections. The first part is poems uncollected and new, 1970s-2019, and the second part is a reprint of her first booklet Maringi (2015), which was edited for Maringikura by Andrew Campbell.

The book contains all the poems that Maringikura has wished to retain in print, and comes with a foreword by renowned writer Apirana Taylor.

She is a daughter of the well known poets Alistair Te Ariki Campbell and Meg Campbell.

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