2019 Poetry Award Judge


Chris Tse’s poetry has been widely published and performed in New Zealand and overseas. He studied film and English literature at Victoria University of Wellington, where he also completed an MA in creative writing at the International Institute of Modern Letters. He is the author of two critically acclaimed collections of poetry published by Auckland University Press: How to be Dead in a Year of Snakes (winner of the Jessie Mackay Award for Best First Book of Poetry at the 2016 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards) and HE’S SO MASC. In 2018, he was LitCrawl’s inaugural guest curator. Chris is also an occasional food blogger and book reviewer, and guest editor of issue 7 of Starling.


Chris Tse
Photo by Rebecca McMillan

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