Dr Karlo Mila (MNZM) is an award-winning Pasifika poet of Tongan and Pākehā descent. Her first collection, Dream Fish Floating, won the poetry category of the Montana New Zealand Book Awards. Her latest poetry book Goddess Muscle was published by Huia in 2020. She lives in Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland, with her three sons.
Events at Word
KARLO MILA: POETRY WORKSHOPSunday, 29th August 10:30 am
In this hands-on workshop, aimed at aspiring and established writers alike, Karlo Mila takes you through the process of writing a poem deeply embedded in person and place, grounded in personal reflection, whenua, memory and meaning-making.
CONFLUENCEFriday, 27th August 8:00 pm
Curated by Daisy Speaks, Confluence is a celebration of the vā: a bringing together of the musical brilliance of Judah Band and The Byllie Jean Project with words from Ben Brown, Karlo Mila, Juanita Hepi, Dietrich Soakai, Hana Pera Aoake, Ruby Solly and Tusiata Avia.