Selina Tusitala Marsh

Dr Selina Tusitala Marsh is New Zealand's poet laureate. She is an Auckland-based writer of Samoan, Tuvaluan, English, Scottish and French descent. Her collection of verse Tightrope was published by Auckland University Press in 2017. Selina was born in Auckland in 1971.

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Oct 3, 2018

'Maybe Lloyd Jones is trying to kill me' – poet laureate Selina Tusitala Marsh

Poet Laureate Selina Tusitala Marsh tells of the time she went swimming in deep, deep water with novelist Lloyd Jones at Byron Bay.

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Jun 22, 2018

The Friday Poem: 'Jacinda and Clarke and the Baby and Us' by the NZ poet laureate

New Zealand poet laureate Selina Tusitala Marsh marks the very fine and wonderful occasion of the birth of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's baby daughter.

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Jan 19, 2018

The Friday Poem: 'How to woo your husband' by Selina Tusitala Marsh

New verse by the poet laureate of New Zealand, Selina Tusitala Marsh.

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Aug 21, 2017

The Monday Poem: ‘The Dogs of Talimatau’ by Selina Tusitala Marsh

Every day this week the Spinoff Review of Books is publishing a new poem in the build-up to the Phantom Billstickers national poetry day on Friday. Today: 'The Dogs of Talimatau' by Selina Tusitala Marsh

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Jul 4, 2017

The Friday Poem: ‘Orange Crayon Stick Figure Man’ by Selina Tusitala Marsh

Happy birthday today, Sam Hunt! To mark the occasion we present a poem by Selina Tusitala Marsh.

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