Robert Sullivan (Ngāpuhi and Kāi Tahu) has won awards for his poetry, editing, and writing for children, including the 2022 Lauris Edmond Memorial Award for a distinguished contribution to New Zealand poetry. Tunui Comet is his eighth collection of poetry. His bookStar Waka has been reprinted many times. Robert's an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Massey University. He is a great fan of all kinds of decolonisation.