Tightrope by Selina Tusitala Marsh

4.30 pm
Fale Pasifika
University of Auckland

Auckland University Press invites you to the launch of Tightrope

On National Poetry Day 2017, please join us in celebrating the launch of Selina Tusitala Marsh's new poetry collection, Tightrope

Māori and Pasifika books sold on the night to celebrate Reading Brown! Teachers in particular are most welcome.

Please RSVP by 31 July to [email protected]

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Dr Selina Tusitala Marsh is an Auckland-based Pacific poet and scholar of Samoan, Tuvaluan, English, Scottish and French descent. She was the first person of Pacific descent to graduate with a PhD in English from the University of Auckland, where she now lectures in both creative writing and Māori and Pacific literary studies.

Selina’s work has been widely published and has appeared in a range of online and hardcopy literary journals and anthologies including Blackmail Press, Whetu Moana: Contemporary Polynesian Poetry in English, Mauri Ola: Contemporary Polynesian Poetry in English–Whetu Moana II (Auckland University Press/UHP), Best New Zealand Poems 2006, Niu Voices: Contemporary Pacific Fiction 1 and The Contemporary Pacific (UHP).

Her first collection of poems, Fast Talking PI,was published by Auckland University Press in 2009, and subsequently won the 2010 NZSA Jessie Mackay Best First Book Award for Poetry.

Selina was the Commonwealth Poet for 2016, and delivered the New Zealand Book Council Lecture Tala Tusi: The Teller is the Tale in the same year.

Read more about Selina here.