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Mophead Tu: The Queen's Poem

Book Author
Marsh, Selina Tusitala
Marsh, Selina Tusitala
Auckland University Press
235 x 180mm
Publication Date
November 2020
Rights Available
World excl New Zealand
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About the Book

In the sequel to the bestselling Mophead, Selina is invited to read a poem for the Queen in Westminster Abbey. Someone calls her a ‘sellout’. What will she do? Featuring Meghan and Harry, colonialism and climate change, this is a hilariously thought-provoking take on how we can overcome our differences.

‘‘She blows in like a song
carried on a powerful
current: a wild-haired
woman, larger than life,
carrying a tall carved
stick. She loses things in
that hair, she says; finds
pens in there days after
they went missing.’
‘Never piss off a poet’
The Guardian,
21 August 2019

About the Author

Dr Selina Tusitala Marsh is of Samoan, Tuvaluan, English and French descent. Author of three award-winning poetry collections, published in New Zealand and the UK, she is an associate professor at the University of Auckland, she performed for the Queen as Commonwealth Poet in 2016 and was New Zealand Poet Laureate, 2017-2018.