A contemporary sounding of the depths of the Pacific Ocean - a voyage through identity, colonisation, politics, family, love and freedom. In collaboration with the visual imagery of Veronica Vaevae, Audrey Brown takes the reader on a voyage of discovery beyond the romantic images of Gaughin and other myths of the dusky maiden - giving a voice to the descendants of the nameless images of Pacific women that have been captured in history without identities. Audrey Teuki Tetupuariki Tiuoti Brown is of Cook Island Maori and Samoan descent. A graduate of Auckland University, she is a credited writer of two short films and works as a diplomat with the Cook Island High Commission in Wellington. "Threads of Tivaevae" is her first collection of poetry, written primarily in the Cook Islands. Veronica Vaevae is a media artist of Cook Islands Maori descent. A graduate of Elam School of Fine Arts in time-based arts, she was the inaugural recipient of of the Creative New Zealand Pacific Island Artist in Residency (2001). Her work ranges from experimental film-making to videography, photography, sculpture and digital design.