Serie Barford was born in Aotearoa New Zealand to a migrant German-Samoan mother and a Pālagi father. She lives in West Auckland and has published three collections of poetry as well as Entangled Islands (Anahera Press, 2015), a collection which combines poetry with prose. Serie’s work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, most recently in Essential New Zealand Poems, Whispers and Vanities, Cordite Poetry Review, Jacket 2, Best NZ Poems, The School Journal and the Phantom Billstickers Poetry Project. Serie performs poetry at public events and was awarded the Seresin Landfall residency in 2011. Some of Serie’s stories for children and adults have aired on RNZ National. She is currently working on new collection based around the visual diary and commentary she posts on Facebook.