Isla Huia

Isla Huia (Te Āti Haunui a-Pāpārangi, Uenuku) is a te reo Māori teacher, writer and musician. Her work has been published in journals such as Catalyst and Awa Wāhine, and her debut collection of poetry, Talia, was published in 2023 with Dead Bird Books. She has performed at the national finals of Rising Voices Youth Poetry Slam, the National Poetry Slam, and WORD Christchurch. Isla can most often be found writing in Ōtautahi with FIKA Collective, and Ōtautahi Kaituhi Māori.

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