Coconut Milk

Coconut Milk Coconut Milk is a fresh new poetry collection that is a sensual homage to place people love and lust The first collection by Samoan writer and painter Dan Taulapapa McMullin the poems evoke both

  • Title: Coconut Milk
  • Author: Dan Taulapapa McMullin
  • ISBN: 9780816530526
  • Page: 146
  • Format: Paperback
  • Coconut Milk is a fresh, new poetry collection that is a sensual homage to place, people, love, and lust The first collection by Samoan writer and painter Dan Taulapapa McMullin, the poems evoke both intimate conversations and provocative monologues that allow him to explore the complexities of being a queer Samoan in the United States McMullin seamlessly flows betweenCoconut Milk is a fresh, new poetry collection that is a sensual homage to place, people, love, and lust The first collection by Samoan writer and painter Dan Taulapapa McMullin, the poems evoke both intimate conversations and provocative monologues that allow him to explore the complexities of being a queer Samoan in the United States McMullin seamlessly flows between exposing the ironies of Tiki kitsch inspired cultural appropriation and intimate snapshots of Samoan people and place In doing so, he disrupts popular notions of a beautiful Polynesia available for the taking, and carves out new avenues of meaning for Pacific Islanders of Oceania Throughout the collection, McMullin illustrates various manifestations of geopolitical, cultural, linguistic, and sexual colonialism His work illuminates the ongoing resistance to colonialism and the remarkable resilience of Pacific Islanders and queer identified peoples McMullin s Fa a Fafine identity the ability to walk between and embody both the masculine and feminine creates a grounded and dynamic voice throughout the collection It also fosters a creative dialogue between Fa a Fafine people and trans Indigenous movements Through a uniquely Samoan practice of storytelling, McMullin contributes to the growing and vibrant body of queer Indigenous literature.

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    About “Dan Taulapapa McMullin”

    1. Dan Taulapapa McMullin

      Dan Taulapapa McMullin is an artist and poet from American Samoa, living in New York He recently performed poetry enacting his Aue Away bodysuit piece at the Metropolitan Museum with artist Rosanna Raymond His poems and paintings are featured in Poetry Magazine s Summer 2016 issue His recent book of poems Coconut Milk University of Arizona Press, 2013 was on the American Library Association Rainbow List Top Ten Books of the Year His art appropriation video 100 Tikis opened the 2016 Presence Autochtone Indigenous Arts Festival in Montreal, and screened at the 2017 FIFO Film Festival in Tahiti His poem The Bat and other early works received a 1997 PoetsWriters Award from The Writers Loft He is currently writing a novel.

    615 thoughts on “Coconut Milk”

    1. As a literature reviewer the last couple of years, I read a lot of bad poetry. This, on the other hand, was beautiful. The visuals invoked of the South Pacific are lovely, and the empathy is wonderful.


    2. The poems of queer Samoan American poet Dan Taulapapa McMullin are culturally rich and speak from a voice that brings the Samoan culture to life and points out the dichotomy of his life in two cultures.



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