These poems are about places, people and events that mattered and still matter in Rob’s life.
Initially, Rob wanted to uncover and record his Rarotongan mother’s early life due to her increasing memory loss. He later progressed into writing about the Cook Islands and his Niue Island years, with forays into Australia, poets he admires and a lot of other stuff.
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Media for Everything Is Here
‘Everything is here: stories from Porirua East, Niue, Paris, Rarotonga, Sydney, the Kapiti Coast; stories told in spare, accessible poems that are both strongly placed, and full of people and day-to-day things. What delightfully holds everything together is Rob’s easy tone and his characteristic, understated humour.’
– Dinah Hawken.
Takahē Review (Aug 2017)
Landfall Review (July 2017)
The Reader Review (Feb 2017)
Radio NZ Review (Dec 2016)
A Curious Half-Hour Review (Dec 2016)
Dateline Pacific, Radio NZ Interview (Dec 2016)
Cook Island News Article (Dec 2016)
The Big Idea Article (Nov 2016)
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