Barford, Serie

Serie BarfordSerie Barford was born in Aotearoa to a German-Samoan mother and a Pālagi father and grew up in West Auckland. She has published three previous collections of poetry, the most recent of which is Tapa Talk (Huia, 2007), and her work has frequently appeared in journals and anthologies, including Essential New Zealand Poems, Mauri Ola, Landfall, Poetry New Zealand, Blackmail Press, Writing the Pacific, Best New Zealand Poems and many more. Serie is a sought-after performance poet and has performed at many public events, including the annual Stars of Pasifika Poetry event. Serie was awarded the Seresin Landfall Residency in 2011.