Vaughan Rapatahana

Vaughan Rapatahana is widely published across several genre in both his main languages.

He earned a Ph. D from the University of Auckland with a thesis about Colin Wilson and has written extensively about this writer. Rapatahana is a critic of the agencies of English language proliferation, inaugurating and co-editing English language as Hydra and Why English? Confronting the Hydra (Multilingual Matters, U.K., 2012 and 2016.)

Rapatahana is a poet, with several collections published – in Hong Kong; Macau; Philippines; USA; England; France and New Zealand. His Atonement was nominated for a National Book Award in Philippines in 2016; he won the inaugural Proverse Poetry Prize the same year; and was included in Best New Zealand Poets in 2017.

Three new books are being published early in 2019, including Ngā Kupu Waikato.



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