Poetry Poster project launched at the Australia & New Zealand Festival of Literature & Arts in London.

The final poet in the series is Selina Tusitala Marsh.


Pānui Poetry Posters invites poets to send their work out into the world; allowing distinct Antipodean voices to be heard across the globe, to be shared and enjoyed by anyone, anywhere.

This project features the words of New Zealand poets on a series of uniquely designed posters, free for you to download and print.


PP_A3 SELINA TUSITALA MARSH_FACETIMINGSelina Tusitala Marsh Facetiming (2015)

Reproduced with permission of the author.


Selina Tusitala Marsh is a Senior Lecturer in the English Department at the University of Auckland, where she teaches New Zealand and Pacific Literature and Creative Writing. Of Samoan, Tuvaluan, English and French descent, her critical and creative work focuses on giving voice to Pacific communities. She was a Poet Olympiad for the 2012 London Olympics, and her award-winning poetry collection, Fast Talking PI (Auckland University Press, 2009), featured at the 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair. It has been translated into Ukraine and Spanish. Her second poetry collection, Dark Sparring was also published by Auckland University Press (2013) and connects the act of sparring and the Tuvalu dance, faatele, with how one faces life’s adversaries of death, addiction, and disempowerment. She is currently writing a book investigating first wave Pacific women poets (1974-2008) and is the designer and facilitator of Best Leadership Academy’s Pasifika Mat programme which examines leadership through creativity.

LINKS: New Zealand Book Council  |  Auckland University Press


You can read and download the fourth poster in the series, featuring Alice Miller here

You can read and download the third poster in the series, featuring Bill Nelson here

You can read and download the second poster in the series, featuring Joan Fleming here

You can read and download the first poster in the series, featuring Rachel O’Neill here


Pānui Poetry Posters project and poster design by Lily Hacking.


1. (verb) (-hia,-tia) to announce, notify, advertise, publish, proclaim.

2. (verb) (-hia,-tia) to read, speak aloud.

3. (noun) public notice, announcement, poster, proclamation.


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