NZ Poet Laureate Announced

28 August 2017

Selina Tusitala Marsh has been announced as the New Zealand Poet Laureate for 2017-19. The Poet Laureate is one of the most prestigious national awards for New Zealand Poets, recognising outstanding contributions to New Zealand poetry.

Selina is an award-winning author of three collections of poetry, including her latest book, Tightrope. She currently lectures at the University of Auckland, specialising in Maori and Pacific literature.