Anne-Marie Te Whiu is an Australian-born Māori whose whakapapa belongs to Te Rarawa in the Hokianga, Aotearoa. She is a poet, weaver, editor and festival director, having co-directed the QLD Poetry Festival from 2017 -2019. She is currently working at Red Room Poetry where she leads the international Indigenous project Fair Trade and co-directs Poetry Month. She edited Tony Birch’s collection Whisper Songs and co-edited Solid Air, Australia and New Zealand Spoken Word anthology. Her work has been published on sites and journals such as SBS, Another Australia anthology, Australian Poetry, Cordite, Ora Nui, Rabbit, un_Projects, Contemporary Hum and Tupuranga Journal. She is working on two manuscripts – one a full poetry collection titled Mettle and the other titled These Are the Bodies I Have Found which will be held within baskets she will weave herself.
Solid Air: Australian Spoken Word Poetry
Anne-Marie Te Whiu, David Stavanger, PiO, Laniyuk, Emilie Zoey Baker, Joelistics, Fury, Eco!Slam 2019 Winners
Breaking Through: The Next Chapter Writers’ Scheme
Tristen Harwood, Micaela Sahhar, Anne-Marie Te Whiu, Jeanine Leane