T U S I A T A A V I A
Tusiata Avia is of Samoan and Palagi descent. Born and raised in Christchurch, she has spent the last decade travelling the globe. In 2004 she published her first collection of poetry, Wild Dogs Under My Skirt (Wellington: VUP). She is also a performance poet. Her second collection of poetry Bloodclot was published in February 2009.