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Anne-Marie  Te Whiu

Anne-Marie Te Whiu (Annie) was born and raised in Brisbane, Queensland and has worked within the arts since 2005. Of Māori and Scottish, English and Irish descent, her tribal affiliations are Ngāpuhi and Te Rarawa in the North Island of Aotearoa New Zealand. She has directed several festivals, most recently having Co-Directed the Queensland Poetry Festival (2015-217). She studied a Bachelor of Creative Arts majoring in Drama and Literature and won several short play awards as a Theatre Director. Her poems and short essays have appeared in CorditeAustralian Poetry Journal, Fast Fibres Poetry, a fine line and Sport amongst others. She is the Co-Editor of Verity La’s Slot Machine and Discoursing Diaspora streams and she is the Co-Editor of Solid Air, the first-ever Australian and New Zealand Spoken Word Anthology (UQP 2019).