Selina Tusitala Marsh
Selina Tusitala Marsh is a poet and teaches in the Masters of Creative Writing programme and in Pacific Literature at the University of Auckland. Of Samoan, Tuvaluan, and English descent, she is currently writing a critical book on 11 First Wave Pacific Women Poets where she identifies their key metaphors and creates cross-cultural, inter-generational conversations. Her second collection of poetry Dark Sparring (AUP 2013), is being work-shopped by a New York-based experimental Ukraine theatre company. She will work with them in April 2015, after staying at Alice Walker’s House – see www.booknotes-unbound.org.nz.