Our judges 2020

 

Airini Beautrais

Airini Beautrais is a writer and teacher based in Whanganui. She writes poetry, short fiction, essays and criticism. Her work has appeared in a range of journals and anthologies in NZ and elsewhere. She is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Flow: Whanganui River Poems (VUP 2017). Her first collection, Secret Heart (VUP 2006) was written when she was a 22 year old Master’s student at the IIML. It won the Jessie Mackay Award for Best First Book of Poetry at the NZ Book Awards in 2007. In 2018 Airini was one of the judges for the Ockham NZ Books Awards.

 

Anahera Gildea

Anahera Gildea (Ngāti Tukorehe) is an essayist, poet, and short story writer.  She has been widely published in multiple journals and anthologies, and her first book ‘Poroporoaki to the Lord My God: Weaving the Via Dolorosa’ was published by Seraph Press in 2016.  She holds a BA in Art Theory, Graduate Diplomas in Psychology, Teaching, and Performing Arts, and a Master’s degree in Creative Writing. She is currently undertaking doctoral research focusing on Māori literature at Victoria University of Wellington in Aotearoa.

 


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Te kaiwhakawā 2020

 

Airini Beautrais

Ko Airini Beautrais tētahi kaituhi, tētahi kaiako anō hoki e noho ana ki Whanganui. Ka āna momo tuhinga he toikupu, he pakiwaitara poto, he tuhinga roa, he arotake anō hoki. Kua puta āna mahi i te whānuitanga o ngā momo hautaka me ngā paenga kōrero i Aotearoa, ā puta noa i te ao. Ko ia tonu te kaituhi o ngā kohinga toikupu e whā, inātata nei i puta ai: ko Flow: Whanganui River Poems (VUP 2017). Ko tana kohinga tuatahi, ko Secret Heart (VUP 2006) i tuhia ai i a ia e 22 tau ana, ā he tauira tohu paerua ki IIML. Ki te NZ Book Awards i te tau 2007, i whiwhi taua kohinga i te Jessie Mackay Award mō te wāhanga Best First Book of Poetry. I te tau 2018 ko Airini tētahi o ngā kaiwhakawā mō te Ockham NZ Books Awards.

 

Anahera Gildea

Ko Anahera Gildea (nō Ngāti Tukorehe) tētahi kaituhi tuhinga roa, kaituhi pakiwaitara poto anō hoki. Kua tāngia whānuitia āna tuhinga ki ngā momo hautaka me ngā paenga kōrero, ā ko tana pukapuka tuatahi ko Poroporoaki to the Lord My God: Weaving the Via Dolorosa i tāngia ai e Seraph Press i te tau 2016. Kua tutuki i a ia te Tohu Paetahi mō te Ariā Toi, ngā Pōkairua Paetahi mō te Mātai Hinengaro, te Whakaako, me te Toi Whakaari, he Tohu Paerua hoki tāna mō te Tuhi Auaha. I tēnei wā e whai ana i te Tohu Kairangi ki Te Herenga Waka ka aro ki ngā tuhinga Māori.

Nā Sadie Coe te mahi whakaahua

 

 


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