I am a mixed-race Samoan (Pacific Islander) writer from West Auckland, New Zealand. My career spans academic and creative writing; music; performance and many kinds of creative production. I have a Master of Arts with First Class Honours in English from the University of Auckland, where I will complete my PhD in 2017.
In 2014 I curated The Drowned World, an online exhibition located at the-drowned-world.com. My essays have appeared in ArtAsiaPacific, The New Zealand Listener, and Art New Zealand. I was runner-up to the Katherine Mansfield Memorial Award in 2003. In 2006 my work was included in Niu Voices: Contemporary Pacific Fiction 1 edited by Selina Tusitala Marsh.