Thursday, November 15, 2007

Potiki, Roma

Roma Potiki (b. 1958)


Contemporary New Zealand Poets in Performance (2007):

Exploding Light
For Paiki

Aotearoa NZ Poetry Sound Archive (2004):


1. Creative Wound
2. Dona Musica
3. Exploding Light
4. Flower
5. For Paiki
6. Papatūānuku
7. Riven
8. Stirred and Shaken

Bio /Bibliography:

Roma Potiki was born in Lower Hutt in 1958, of Te Rarawa, Te Aupōuri and Ngati Rangitihi descent, and educated at Wainuiomata College. Her first collection of poetry, Stones in Her Mouth, appeared in 1992. She has since had three other volumes published: Roma Potiki (1995), Shaking the Tree (1998), and Oriori (1999). In 2000, she was one of twelve poets to have new work commissioned for the ‘Parihaka: The Art of Passive Resistance’ exhibition at the City Gallery, Wellington. Potiki is also a prominent playwright, theatre actor and director, artist, arts adminstrator, and curator.


Stones in Her Mouth, Tamakimakaurau: IWA, 1992
Roma Potiki, Wellington: Wai-te-ata Press, 1995
Shaking the Tree, Wellington: Steele Roberts, 1998
Oriori: a Maori child is born: from conception to birth, (with paintings by Robyn Kahukiwa), Auckland: Tandem, 1999


‘Whatungarongaro’ (with He Ara Hou), in Ta Matou Mangai, (Hone Kouka, ed.) Wellington: Victoria University Press, 1999

Other Works:

Memory Walking, Wellington: City Gallery, 1998

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