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Dan Taulapapa McMullin

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Dan Taulapapa McMullin an artist and poet from Sāmoa-i-Sisifo (Eastern Samoa). Their book of poems Coconut Milk (2013) was on the American Library Association Top Ten LGBT Books of the Year. Their latest book is the publication of 100 Tiki Notes in the art book California Dreaming (2020). Their recent book Samoan Queer Lives (2018) is a collaboration with the Fa'afafine community. Their poem The Bat and other early works received a 1997 Poets&Writers Award. Their film Sinalela won the 2002 Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival Best Short Film Award. Their film 100 Tikis is an art appropriation video on tiki kitsch and indigenous sovereignty, and was the opening night film selection of the 2016 Présence Autochtone First Peoples Festival in Montreal ...more

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100 Tiki Notes

My poem/manifesto/artwork 100 Tiki Notes (2015) (which was the basis of my film 100 Tikis (2016-2017), has just been published in California Dreaming: Movement and Place in the Asian American Imaginary (Intersections: Asian and Pacific American Transcultural Studies Book 29), edited by Christine Bacareza Balance and Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns. and published by University of Hawai'i Press.
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