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Launch: Burnt Tongue – Postponed

Join us in celebration as we launch ‘Burnt Tongue’ by Daley Rangi.


Jun 13, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Centre for Stories

Please note, this event has been postponed. A make up date will be confirmed soon.

Join us for an evening of celebration as we launch Burnt Tongue a collection of poems by Daley Rangi. The evening will have Daley Rangi  talking about the book and be doing poetry reading as well as readings from Joni Boyd, Elham Eshraghian-Haakansson, Raf Gonzalez, Dureshawar Khan and Rebecca Riggs-Bennett.  

Copies of Burnt Tongue will be available to purchase on the evening. Drinks and nibbles included.

RSVP is essential, or purchase a ticket to secure your attendance and a copy of the book (to collect on the evening).

About Daley

Daley Rangi is a Māori antidisciplinary artist generating the unpredictable – speaking truth to power, reorienting hierarchies, and investigating injustice. They’ve made a lot of art – not all of it good, but most of it interesting. They are neurodivergent, which appears to infiltrate their work. Speaking of, their practice has, thus far, tackled ecological sovereignty, disability ethics, ideological virality, contested histories, and queer labour. For them, self-biographies are all-at-once discomforting, superfluous, and crucial; in constant dialogue with colonial systems. Daley, like their practice, is inspired by ancestry and still searching for answers. They currently reside on Gadigal Eora country.

Praise for Burnt Tongue

“If I had to go to war, I would want Daley Rangi on my side. Their rainbow-razored-edge-phrasing excoriates the coloniser and the queermisia, all whilst smouldering at racism. Each page is a pūkana of reclamation and hope. Burnt Tongue is flavoured by deceptive truths and awkward reveals with an aftertaste of dark humour and lightning sharp quips. No doubt, Rangi’s tūpuna are singing loudly and proudly for this authentic and brave takatāpui of our time.”
 Anne-Marie Te Whiu

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