We’re dedicating this episode, our first for 2017, to an extended interview with Tusiata Avia.
Tusiata Avia is a Samoan-New Zealand poet, performer and writer. She has published three books of poetry including Wild Dogs Under My Skirt, and her latest Fale Aitu/Spirit House. Tusiata has held a number of writers’ residencies and awards, including a Fulbright Pacific Artist Fellowship at the University of Hawai’i and the Janet Frame Literary Trust Award. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her daughter, Sepela, and teaches Creative Writing and Performing Arts at Manukau Institute of Technology.
This episode hosted by: Shane Strange