Following the residency, artists had six months to create an artistic response to their experience. These 30 poems are Kevin's response. Kevin is a poet-shaman and poet-activist. He works to protect the natural world by writing poetry, public speaking and coordinating the Save Te Waikoropupu Springs Campaign. He has worked as a counsellor and spiritual companion and has a long-term interest in dreams and spirituality. His love of the wild beauty of Onetahua shines through these poems.
The poetry is written in the form of a pilgrimage which begins at the Onetahua Marae and ends with the participants returning to Collingwood and an Onetahua Blessing.