Fast Talking PI

Fast Talking PI is the first 'singular, confident and musical' collection of poetry by Auckland writer Selina Tusitala Marsh.

Author: Selina Tusitala Marsh

Publisher: Auckland University Press

ISBN: 186940534X

Category: Poetry

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Fast Talking PI is the first 'singular, confident and musical' collection of poetry by Auckland writer Selina Tusitala Marsh. 'Tusitala' means writer of tales in Samoan, and Marsh here lives up to her name with stories of her life, her family, community, ancestry, and history. Her poetry is sensuous and strong, using lush imagery, clear rhythms and repetitions to power it forward. The list poem is a favourite style, but she also writes with a Pacific lyricism entirely her own. Fast Talking PI is structured in three sections, 'Tusitala (personal), 'Talkback' (political and historical) and 'Fast Talking PI' (already a classic). In poems like 'Guys Like Gauguin' she writes as a 'calabash breaker', fighting back against historic injustices; but in other poems she explores the idea of the calabash as the honoured vessel for identity and story. Ultimately, though, Marsh exhorts herself to 'be nobody's darling', as a writer she is a self-proclaimed 'darling in the margins', and Fast Talking PI proves it - a generous work that will thrill readers; 'a map in our arms / to get us over the reef'; and a tremendous first book.

Anglo American Imperialism and the Pacific

Indeed, 'Fast Talking PI' is known as a poem that 'moves' (Green and Ricketts
2010; Marsh 2011): I'm a fast talking PI I'm a power walking PI I'm a demographic,
hieroglyphic, fact-sheetin' PI20 I was on the move when 'Fast Talking PI' was ...

Author: Michelle Keown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135016690

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

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This interdisciplinary collection explores the confluence of American and British (neo)imperalism in the Pacific, as represented in various forms of Pacific discourse including literature, ethnography, film, painting, autobiography, journalism, and environmental discourse. It investigates the alliances and rivalries between these two colonial powers during the crucial transition period of the early-to-mid twentieth century, also exploring indigenous Pacific responses to Anglo-American imperialism during and beyond the decolonization period of the late twentieth century. While the relationship between Britain and the US has been analyzed through prominent forms of economic and cultural exchange between Europe, Africa, and the Americas, there is to date no sustained study of the relationship between British and US colonial expansion into the Pacific, which became central to ideas of developing ‘European’ modernity in the late eighteenth century and has played a pivotal in the history of Anglo-American colonialism, from the establishment of plantation economies and settler colonies in the nineteenth century to various forms of military imperialism during and beyond the twentieth century. The wide range of discursive and expressive modes explored in this collection makes for a rich and multifaceted analysis of representations of, and responses to, Anglo-American imperialism, and is in keeping with the current interdisciplinary turn in postcolonial studies.

In the House of the Hangman volume 5

I'm a book woman I'm a devilish clown woman I'm a holy clown woman I'm a
whirling dervish woman I'm a whirling foam woman I'm a playful light woman I'm a
tidal pool woman I'm a fast speaking woman ... I'm a fast talking PI I'm a power ...

Author: John Bloomberg-Rissman

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 099077614X

Category: Poetry

Page: 652

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A marathon dance mix consisting of thousands of mashed up text and image samples, In the House of the Hangman tries to give a taste of what life is like there, where it is impolite to speak of the noose. It is the third part of the life project Zeitgeist Spam. If you can't afford a copy ask me for a pdf.

Cultural Crossings

The show's opening poem , Marsh's “ Fast Talking PI ” , is a case in point . The
originally fourteen minute long , active , I - centred , spoken word poem was
spliced into three two - minute pieces which resurfaced throughout the show at
regular ...

Author: Raylene L. Ramsay

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9789052016559

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 301

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Hitherto undiscovered yet fundamental historical and literary texts from the Pacific provide the subject matter of this collection of essays which sets out to explore the new forms of writing and hybrid identities emerging from both past and contemporary cultural contact and exchange in the 'South Seas'. This is also a weaving of the connections between Francophone and Anglophone writers long separated by colonial history. Luis Cardoso, writing in Portuguese from East Timor offers further points of contrast. The places of encounter - the beaches of Tahiti, the retelling of the texts of oral tradition, indigenous mastery of writing and appropriation of Western technology, the construction of contemporary Pacific anthologies or emerging post-colonial writing and translation - are sites of interaction and mixing that also involve negotiations of mana or power. From Pierre Loti's mythical and feminised Tahitians to Déwé Gorodé's silenced women, the outcomes of such negotiations are dynamic and different syncretisms. Two chapters reexamine the theoretical concept of hybridity from these Pacific perspectives. Les articles publiés dans le présent recueil explorent les nouvelles formes d'écriture et les identités hybrides issues du creuset des Mers du Sud. Relativement inconnus, les textes au coeur de ces articles n'en sont pas moins les oeuvres fondatrices de la région du Pacifique Sud dont ils constituent la trame historique et littéraire. Longtemps tenus à l'écart les uns des autres par l'histoire coloniale de la région, les textes d'auteurs francophones et anglophones s'enchevêtrent et se recoupent en de multiples domaines. La reprise des textes de tradition orale, l'appropriation autochtone des technologies occidentales, la création d'anthologies contemporaines et l'émergence d'une littérature postcoloniale, sont autant de sites d'interactions et de convergence qui exigent une négociation permanente entre les pouvoirs et mana en présence. C'est une nouvelle facette du concept d'hybridité que nous proposent ces études de la région Pacifique.

Mophead

It looks like a mop. A kid on the Waiheke ferry teases her about it. So she tells him a story . . . This is an inspirational graphic memoir, full of wry humour, that will appeal to young readers and adults alike.

Author: Selina Tusitala Marsh

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ISBN: 9781869408985

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An inspirational graphic memoir of growing up Pasifika in New Zealand, written and illustrated by our fast-talking PI Poet Laureate, Selina Tusitala Marsh. At school, Selina is teased for her big, frizzy hair. Kids call her 'mophead'. She ties her hair up this way and that way and tries to fit in. Until one day - Sam Hunt plays a role - Selina gives up the game. She decides to let her hair out, to embrace her difference, to be WILD! Selina takes us through special moments in her extraordinary life. She becomes one of the first Pasifika women to hold a PhD. She reads for the Queen of England and Samoan royalty. She meets Barack Obama. And then she is named the New Zealand Poet Laureate. She picks up her special tokotoko, and notices something. It has wild hair coming out the end. It looks like a mop. A kid on the Waiheke ferry teases her about it. So she tells him a story . . . This is an inspirational graphic memoir, full of wry humour, that will appeal to young readers and adults alike. Illustrated with wit and verve by the author - NZ's bestselling Poet Laureate - Mophead tells the true story of a New Zealand woman realising how her difference can make a difference.

Landfall

Where Brown emphasises an understanding of the regional through I'm an
independent PI an examination of the global , Selina I'm a flag - raisin ' PI Tusitala
Marsh's Fast - Talking PI I'm a fa'alavelave lovin ' givin ' livin ' PI ( p.59 )
accentuates ...

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Mophead Tu

In Mophead Tu, Selina is crowned Commonwealth Poet and invited to perform for the Queen in Westminster Abbey. But when someone at work calls her a `sellout¿, Selina starts doubting herself.

Author: SELINA TUSITALA. MARSH

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781869409449

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Page: 96

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"In her bestselling Mophead, poet laureate and fast talking PI Selina Tusitala Marsh recounted her experience growing up Pasifika in Aotearoa and realising how her (and your) difference can make a difference. In Mophead Tu, Selina is crowned Commonwealth Poet and invited to perform for the Queen in Westminster Abbey. But when someone at work calls her a `sellout¿, Selina starts doubting herself. Can she stand with her people who struggled against the Queen . . . and still serve the Queen? From the sinking islands in the South Seas to the smoggy streets of London, Mophead Tu: The Queen¿s Poem is a hilariously thought-provoking take on colonial histories and one poet¿s journey to bridge the divide."

Tell You What

And this year? Third time lucky we say. The talent is assembling. The stories are rolling in. The 2017 edition of Tell You What once again promises an intellectually stimulating summer for New Zealanders up and down the country.

Author: Susanna Andrew

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781869408602

Category: New Zealand

Page: 276

View: 647

'With the arrival of the second volume of Tell You What, the sum total of New Zealand non-fiction anthologies damn near doubles, ' noted the Sunday Star-Times when they picked up last year's edition. Well, we thought, let's damn near triple it. Because we've discovered that New Zealanders love their true stories. Last year's Tell You What was 'quite a ride . . . a gripping, thought provoking and inspiring reminder of how much talent is out there' (KiaOra), featuring 'some of New Zealand's best writers, covering subjects like bullies, Barbies, girl bands and grandads' (The Australian Women's Weekly). 'Take it and read it, as, one by one, each writer tells us their what' wrote John Campbell in the foreword. And this year? Third time lucky we say. The talent is assembling. The stories are rolling in. The 2017 edition of Tell You What once again promises an intellectually stimulating summer for New Zealanders up and down the country.

Sweet Georgia

But as lead detective at Atlanta's Peachtree Investigations, hard-nosed, fast-
talking PI Sunny Childs is always capable of cracking a case... Peachtree
Investigations goes a little bit country when they're hired to investigate the
disappearance of ...

Author: Ruth Birmingham

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 9780425176719

Category: Fiction

Page: 311

View: 741

The disappearance of country singer Georgia Burnett spurs private detective Sunny Childs of Peachtree Investigations into action, first to investigate a kidnapping, then a murder.

Fulton County Blues

But as lead detective at Atlanta's Peachtree Investigations , hardnosed , fast -
talking PI Sunny Childs is always capable of cracking a case ... When Sunny
investigates the death of Vietnam vet Jerry Reynolds , she has an ulterior motive .

Author: Ruth Birmingham

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 9780425166970

Category: Fiction

Page: 274

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Investigating the death of a man who fought alongside her late father in Vietnam, Atlanta private eye Sunny Childs discovers that her father may not have died so heroically after all. By the author of Atlanta Graves. Original.

Mauri Ola

Author: Albert Wendt

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 281

View: 981

First published: Auckland: Auckland University Press.

Star Struck

Kate Brannigan, Manchester's answer to Kinsey Millhone, returns with a new case.

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Bywater Books

ISBN: 1932859241

Category: Fiction

Page: 234

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Kate Brannigan, Manchester's answer to Kinsey Millhone, returns with a new case.

Identity Withheld

... just in case anyone tapped the P.I.'s phone or followed him.” Kara hid a smile
as they walked the track the opposite direction to the jogger. Sam had had to do a
lot of fast talking to convince Jake that he could still keep her safe when she'd ...

Author: Sandra Orchard

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460342437

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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WITNESS IN HIDING After exposing an illegal adoption ring, newly named "Kara Grant" is promised safety in Witness Protection. But someone has found her—and wants her dead. If only she could trust the handsome firefighter who catches her fleeing from a suspicious fire. Jake Steele seems to think she's guilty of burning her own home. But how can she tell him who she really is and what she's been through without bringing danger to the widowed single father's door? Yet with the criminals quickly closing in, taking such a risk might be her only chance at survival. Because the price she'll pay for her silence could be her life.

Tightrope

She mines rich veins - the tradition and culture of her whanau and Pacific nations; the works of feminist poets and leaders; words of distinguished poets Derek Walcott and Albert Wendt - to probe the particularities of words and cultures.

Author: Selina Tusitala Marsh

Publisher: Auckland University Press

ISBN: 1775589501

Category: Poetry

Page: 112

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'We are what we remember, the self is a trick of memory... history is the remembered tightrope that stretches across the abyss of all that we have forgotten' - Maualaivao Albert Wendt Built around the abyss, the tightrope, and the trick that we all have to perform to walk across it, Pasifika poetry warrior Selina Tusitala Marsh brings to life in Tightrope her ongoing dialogue with memory, life and death to find out whether 'stories' really can 'cure the incurable'. In Marsh's poetry, sharp intelligence combines a focused warrior fierceness with perceptive humour and energy, upheld by the mana of the Pacific. She mines rich veins - the tradition and culture of her whanau and Pacific nations; the works of feminist poets and leaders; words of distinguished poets Derek Walcott and Albert Wendt - to probe the particularities of words and cultures. Selina Tusitala Marsh's Tightrope takes us from the bustle of the world's largest Polynesian city, Auckland, through Avondale and Apia, and on to London and New York on an extraordinary poetic voyage.

Dark Sparring

The affecting, rhythmic verses in the book are given a literal, and appealing, voice in the accompanying audio CD, on which Marsh reads aloud a selection of the poems.

Author: Selina Marsh

Publisher: Auckland University Press

ISBN: 1775580571

Category: Poetry

Page: 104

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Where Selina Marsh’s first collection, Fast Talking PI, boldly, insightfully, and lyrically wrestled with the realities of being an individual of Pacific descent in primarily European world, her latest offering fiercely combats the loss of a loved on with all of the techniques of poetry and the Thai kickboxing she practices at her disposal. The compendium brims with a fluid, humming list of poems, literary shout outs, and personal elegies, as Marsh takes readers through her mother’s cancer diagnosis and the long journey as her illness played itself out. Along the way, the poet offers glimpses of other parts of her world as well: scenes from Matiatia to Orapiu to Apia; classroom politics; the importance of leadership; and the reasons she feels New Zealand is a “lucky” country. The affecting, rhythmic verses in the book are given a literal, and appealing, voice in the accompanying audio CD, on which Marsh reads aloud a selection of the poems.

Publishers Weekly

Ballantine , $ 12.95 paper ( 272p ) ISBN 978-0-345-49842-7 ard - boiled , fast -
talking Quinn , a turned PI , faces new challenges in her edgy second outing (
after Argula's Edgar - nominated 2006 debut , Homicide My Own ) . Quinn has ...

Author: American Book Trade Association

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Stuttering is Cool

A Guide to Stuttering in a Fast-Talking World Daniele Rossi ... reads newspaper
comics enjoys going a tes a lo on pp recia o ves m usic e rad io t u o g n i l enj oy
sh el pi ng p eo p e le a n lit jo tle weakness y i m s p a a c t c i a en tu r t to a o lly
 ...

Author: Daniele Rossi

Publisher: Mischief, Mayhem and Mirth

ISBN: 0992163218

Category: Self-Help

Page: 81

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Stuttering (also known as stammering, in some parts of the world) can feel awkward for the speaker, and people who stutter often feel that it is easier just to keep quiet and avoid social situations altogether, becoming more covert with their stuttering. As a person who has stuttered since the age of three, cartoonist and podcaster Daniele Rossi shares his own experiences and methods for breaking out of the covert shell and becoming a person who stutters openly and confidently in all speaking situations, including giving presentations, dating, job interviews, and even dealing with those pesky, smirking waiters. All of these situations and more are beautifully illustrated in this quirky, fun, and informative book, an unparalleled resource for people who stutter of all ages!

Serial set no 3100 3500

... few repairs or improvements made upon the old properties , and indeed some ,
especially the windmill , are fast going ... Both boys and girls have in good part
given up talking Pi - Ute and now use the English language freely if not tluently .

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Annual Reports of the Department of the Interior

... and indeed some , especially the windmill , are fast goiog to rain , We have a
new two - story laundry and bath house ... Both boys and girls have in good part
given up talking Pi - Ute and now use the English language freely if not fluently .

Author: United States. Department of the Interior

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Adbusters

It was one week in Mississip - using the computers at his Berkeley about the most
a wealthy , fast - talking drunk with pi in 1961 that turned him around . lab to hack
into the US Defense famous turncoat in friends in high places . When war H e ...

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