Professor Konai Helu Thaman (Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor, and UNESCO Chair in teacher education and culture - The University of the South Pacific) says this about the collection: This is a refreshing and welcome addition to the growing list of women's writing in Oceania. Written with passion, persistence and sensitivity, her poems are insightful, challenging and sometimes provocative.
Karlo Mila is of Tongan/Palangi descent. Born in New Zealand in 1974, she grew up in Palmerston North and now lives in Auckland. Karlo has a MSW (Applied) in Social Work but credits the development of her writing to taking a creative writing class taught by Albert Wendt. She has been writing poetry since she was nine. Karlo's poems have been published in a number of anthologies including: Pacific Anthology (Coffee and Coconuts ); Short Fuse: Global Anthology of New Fusion Poetry; Whetu Moana edited by Albert Wendt; Creative NZ collection First Draft;