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Selina Tusitala Marsh

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Selina Tusitala Marsh - Poet Laureate

Ngā Pātaka Kōrero - Auckland Libraries

As part of an outstanding opening night, poet Selina Tusitala Marsh delivered an electric live poetry reading at Going West 2017.That year we were forced to relocate Going West to the former Waitakere City Council chambers in Henderson, after lightning caused a fire at our longstanding home in the Titirangi War Memorial Hall. Then the newly minted Poet Laureate, Selina delivered her own lightning on stage, with a joyous and powerful performance. Honoured with the title of Commonwealth Poet in 2016, she was commissioned to write and perform a poem before the Queen at the Commonwealth Day Observance in Westminster Abbey. She performed that poem for us at Going West - along with other recent work and her witty observations on the British aristocracy and well known New Zealand diplomats. She also shared her new adventures as poet laureate and her work championing literature and language in schools.Selina Tusitala Marsh is an award winning Pasifika Poet-Scholar. As Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of Auckland, she teaches New Zealand and Pacific Literature, convenes its largest course in Creative Writing, and supervises poets in its Masters of Creative Writing Programme. She delivered the prestigious annual NZ Book Council lecture 2016, was made Honorary Literary Fellow in the NZ Society of Authors’ annual Waitangi Day Honours 2017, and lives in hope that one day, maybe one day, her sons will write her a poem.Check out the Auckland Libraries collection of her work here:https://tinyurl.com/43eb3uee

26mins

14 Jul 2021

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Poet Selina Tusitala Marsh wins Book Of The Year at children's awards

Pacific Breakfast: 531pi

We’re joined now on Pacific Breakfast by Former New Zealand Poet Laureate Selina Tusitala Marsh’s whose first book for children, was recently judged the supreme winner at the 2020 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

11mins

27 Aug 2020

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Poet Selina Tusitala Marsh wins Book Of The Year at children's awards

531pi

We’re joined now on Pacific Breakfast by Former New Zealand Poet Laureate Selina Tusitala Marsh’s whose first book for children, was recently judged the supreme winner at the 2020 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

11mins

27 Aug 2020

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2020 WINTER SERIES Ep 9: Selina Tusitala Marsh, Cass Sunstein, Samantha Power

Auckland Writers Festival

The Auckland Writers Festival 13-week WINTER SERIES streamed live and free every Sunday morning from 3 May - 26 July 2020. Episode 9 features:SELINA TUSITALA MARSH (Aotearoa New Zealand) Former Poet Laureate, performer and teacher Selina Tusitala Marsh has published three collections of poetry, including the 2010 Best First Book Award winner 'Fast Talking PI', and the 2018 Ockham NZ Book Awards longlisted 'Tightrope'. Her latest book is the inspirational graphic memoir 'Mophead' which she also illustrated. It tells the true story of a New Zealand woman realising how her difference can make a difference.CASS SUNSTEIN (United States) Cass Sunstein is a Harvard Law School professor and served in the Obama administration. His latest book 'How Change Happens', looks at how, when and why, social movements such as #metoo and nationalism suddenly take off. He co-wrote the influential 'Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness', a revelatory examination of how people make decisions and how governments might persuade their citizens to act in socially beneficial ways while curbing government over-reaching, and the very timely 'Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide'.SAMANTHA POWER (Ireland / United States) Pulitzer Prize-winning author, diplomat and war correspondent Samantha Power served in the Obama administration and as US ambassador to the UN. Twice named as one of Time’s ‘100 Most Influential People’, her best-selling memoir 'The Education of an Idealist', is a unique blend of expert storytelling and shrewd political insight, tracing her distinctly American journey from immigrant to war correspondent to presidential cabinet official. At a time of upheaval and division, Power’s memoir – named one of the best books of 2019 by The New York Times and The Economist – offers an urgent response to the question “What can one person do?”HOST: PAULA MORRIS (Aotearoa New Zealand) Paula Morris (Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Whātua) is an award-winning fiction writer and essayist. The 2019 Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellow, she teaches creative writing at The University of Auckland, sits on the Māori Literature Trust and is the founder of the Academy of NZ Literature.This series provides an opportunity to champion New Zealand and international books that were to feature at our cancelled May Festival, we encourage you to support writers and NZ publishers and booksellers by purchasing featured books. Order via our Festival bookseller.#awfwinterseries

1hr 8mins

27 Jun 2020

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Selina Tusitala Marsh: Live at GW2017

Going West Audio

As part of an outstanding opening night, poet Selina Tusitalka Marsh delivered an electric live poetry reading at Going West 2017.That year we were forced to relocate Going West to the former Waitakere Council chambers in Henderson, after lightning caused a fire at our longstanding home in the Titirangi War Memorial Hall. Then the newly minted Poet Laureate, Selina delivered her own lightning on stage, with a joyous and powerful performance. Honoured with the title of Commonwealth Poet in 2016, she was commissioned to write and perform a poem before the Queen at the Commonwealth Day Observance in Westminster Abbey. She performed that poem for us at Going West - along with other recent work and her witty observations on the British aristocracy and well known New Zealand diplomats. She also shared her new adventures as poet laureate and her work championing literature and language in schools.-Selina Tusitala Marsh is an award winning Pasifika Poet-Scholar. As Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of Auckland, she teaches New Zealand and Pacific Literature, convenes its largest course in Creative Writing, and supervises poets in its Masters of Creative Writing Programme.  She delivered the prestigious annual NZ Book Council lecture 2016, was made Honorary Literary Fellow in the NZ Society of Authors’ annual Waitangi Day Honours 2017, and lives in hope that one day, maybe one day, her sons will write her a poem.

26mins

17 Jun 2020

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Selina Tusitala Marsh and Glenn Colquhoun: a love of poetry

The Marlborough Book Festival

New Zealand Poet Laureate Selina Tusitala Marsh and doctor, award-winning poet and captivating orator Glenn Colquhoun shared the stage at the 2018 Marlborough Book Festival to discuss their shared love of poetry.

1hr 9mins

4 Dec 2018

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Tightrope: Selina Tusitala Marsh (2018)

Auckland Writers Festival

The launch of Selina Tusitala Marsh’s third poetry collection Tightrope, longlisted for the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, coincided with her taking up the mantle of Poet Laureate – “a wonderful opportunity to extend the poetic page and stage to this nation’s multi-coloured, multi-hued voices”, she said. An extraordinary poet, performer and advocate, Marsh’s work combines a warrior fierceness with humour, and explores the delicate and dangerous ways in which we navigate the abyss of forgotten memory. She speaks with Adam Dudding.

51mins

1 Jun 2018