Turbine | Kapohau is an online literary journal published annually since 2001 by the International Institute of Modern Letters. It presents new work by our creative writing students alongside poetry and fiction by emerging and established writers.
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Our thanks to Karena Kelly from Te Kawa a Māui for suggesting the Māori name for our journal. Karena explains: ‘Kapohau is the Māori term for the action of a wind turbine, comprised of “kapo” (to catch/capture) and “hau” which typically means wind in the turbine context. However, “hau” is also used in other contexts to mean the vitality or vital essence of a person, place or object. It seems to me that this ambiguity makes for an apt play on words and a beautiful fit for your journal.’