Annie is an Australian-Maori creative who has worked extensively as a cultural producer, writer, editor and weaver. Her writing has appeared in numerous Australian and New Zealand journals, magazines and community projects including Te Whē, Tupuranga Journal, Contemporary Hum, Sport, Cordite Poetry Review, Rabbit, Australian Poetry, SBS, Running Dog, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Kaldor Arts Projects, un Projects and the Unyoked Anthology.In 2022 Annie’s piece ‘Paper Thin’ will be included as part of the Another Australia anthology (Affirm Press).Annie is a guest editor for Debris journal and is the editor of the 2022 Unyoked Anthology. She has edited Tony Birch’s poetry collection Whisper Songs and co-edited Solid Air, Australia and New Zealand Spoken Word.She was part of the guest curatorial team for the 2022 Brisbane Writers Festival, managing the Aotearoa and Pasifika programs. Between 2015-17 she was co-director of the Queensland Poetry Festival.
She is a 2021 recipient of The Wheeler Centre Next Chapter Fellowship and was a guest judge of the Judith Wright Poetry Prize (Overland) in 2021.Her weavings have been exhibited at Blak Dot Gallery as part of the Across Oceans (across lands) group exhibition, In*ter*is*land Collective’s digital exhibition 2020 and the Outer Space Gallery as part of the Conscious Mic exhibition.
Annie belongs to the Taraheke Collective in Aotearoa and will be publishing her debut poetry collections titled Mettle and These Are The Bodies I Have Found in 2022.
Annie holds a BCA in Drama and Literature and is currently enrolled in a Masters of Indigenous studies at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.
Since 2019 she has worked as a Senior Project Manager at Red Room Poetry.