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  • TUSIATA AVIA

    • Tusiata Avia is an award-winning poet, performer and writer of children’s books. Her dynamic and sometimes confronting performance pieces explore issues of identity and her mixed cultural heritage. 

       

      Tusiata Avia (b 1966) has a Masters degree in Creative Writing from Victoria University. While studying writing Tusiata discovered an outlet and talent for performance poetry. Her solo stage show, Wild Dogs Under My Skirt, premiered in New Zealand in 2002 and toured from 2002-2008 where she performed across the world, including Austria, Germany, Hawai'i, Australia, Bali and Russia. Wild Dogs Under My Skirt was later published in 2004 (by Victoria University Press) as

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