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Anne-Marie Te Whiu Receives The Next Chapter Alumni Poetry Fellowship 

We are thrilled to announce that Anne-Marie Te Whiu has been awarded The Next Chapter Alumni Poetry Fellowship, generously funded by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation. Te Whiu will receive a $5000 cash stipend to develop a poetry manuscript this year.

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Anne-Marie Te Whiu (Ani) an Australian-born Māori who belongs to the Te Rarawa iwi in Hokianga, Aotearoa NZ.  She lives on unceded Wangal Country. She is a cultural producer, writer, editor and weaver.

Most recently she has edited Woven (Magabala Books), Tony Birch’s Whisper Songs (University of Queensland Press), Bebe Backhouse’s More Than These Bones (Magabala Books) and Solid Air: Australia & New Zealand Spoken Word (University of QLD Press) which she co-edited.

Between 2015 – 2017 Ani co-directed the Queensland Poetry Festival, and between 2019 – 2023 she worked at Red Room Poetry. Most recently she co-curated the 2024 Writers Programme for the Aotearoa New Zealand International Arts Festival.

She was a 2023 Carriageworks Clothing Stores Studio Artist recipient and in 2022 she was a recipient of The Wheeler Centre’s Next Chapter program.  She is a Creative Australia Fellowship recipient and has been awarded 2024 residencies at Bundanon and Varuna Writers House.

Her poetry and short fiction has been published broadly across Australia and Aotearoa including Cordite, Australian Poetry Journal, Rabbit Journal, SBS Voices, Open Books, Tupuranga Journal, Another Australia anthology and more.

Ani’s forthcoming debut poetry collection titled Mettle will be published by University of Queensland Press.


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