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Robert Sullivan (Ngāpuhi, Kāi Tahu) is an acclaimed poet who has published seven collections of poetry, a graphic novel and a children's book. He has also been the editor of several works, including co-editing Whetu Moana: Contemporary Polynesian Poems in English with Albert Wendt and Reina Whaitiri. Other works by Robert include Weaving Earth & Sky: Myths and Legends of Aotearoa, Captain Cook in the Underworld, Voice Carried My Family and Shout Ha! to the Sky.

In 2003 Robert took up a position teaching Creative Writing at the University of Hawai’i in Honolulu. While in Hawai’i he was an editorial board member of The Contemporary Pacific and the Pacific Islands Monograph Series. He served on the Literature Advisory Committee of Creative New Zealand and UNESCO (New Zealand's) National Sub-commission on Culture and the Arts. He was also a fiction judge for the 2005 Kiriyama Pacific Rim book prize based in San Francisco.

Robert is currently the head of Creative Writing at the Manukau Institute of Technology, co-editing the online literary journal Trout, is a board member of the New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre and the Manukau Institute of Technology arts journal Z/X. Francisco.

Robert's book Cassino: City of Martyrs is currently out of print.

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