Tuesday Poem: ‘Shooting Star’ by Daren Kalami at the TP hub

This week I’m the hub editor at Tuesday Poem, and I bring you a small shiny poem by Daren Kamali –and an interview with the poet. Do take a look and enjoy this Pacific poet, who shares several excerpts and even one of his spoken word poems with us.

Thank you, Daren!

urbanviti-daren-kamaliMore about the poet: Daren Kamali is  a poet of Fijian, Wallis, Futuna and Scottish descent. Born and raised in Suva, Fiji, he arrived in Aotearoa in 1992. He has a  Bachelor in Creative Arts, MIT,2014, and graduated from the International Writers Program 2014. He has just completed a stint as a fellow at the University of Iowa writers’ program, Aug – Nov 2014.  Other honours include work in the Fulbright/CNZ Pacific Writer in Residence programme and the University of Hawai’i, Manoa, Center of Pacific Island Studies, Aug -Nov 2012. His books include Tales, Poems and Songs from the Underwater World (English/Fijian/ Ukrainian, 2011) and Squid Out of Water: the evolution (2014). His poetry has been featured in Hawai’i Review 2014, Landfall 2014 and Ika Journal 2014.

DK’s books.

DK’s New Zealand Book Council page.

DK in Iowa.


Tuesday Poem is a collective of poets who share poetry on a weekly basis across borders and time zones. Please click on the TP image below and find all the other Tuesday Poets who are sharing words and images this week.

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