‘Central to Meredith’s play, Rushing Dolls, is her vision of Urbanesia: cosmopolitan Pasifika worldwide. In her character Cleopatra’s words: “My unique Pacific perspective, it’s intrinsic to who I am, which is ambitious, educated, deftly passionate, urbanesian, a new breed.”’
‘Courtney Sina Meredith’s poetry sparkles with an eloquence and creativity that is both impressive and unique.’
‘She grapples with the big issues of poverty, conflict, sexism and racism, but also more immediate ones of sex, drinking and eating. All this is rolled into poems which are both serious and frivolous. She is a mixture of performance poet and romantic – a singing Ginsberg and howling Shelley.’
Writing becomes a way of self-recognition for Meredith. It is song, idea, heart, family. The stories come out of a Pasifika heritage, a female heritage, and that matters. This book, marvellous and memorable, affected me as both a writer and a person. It offers me points of self-recognition. With this book, Meredith joins our very best writers.
-Sunday Star Times
Courtney Sina Meredith is driven, ambitious, articulate — and on a mission.