Jacqueline Carter

Writer & Poet
Jacqueline Carter

Jacqueline Carter

Writer & Poet

About

Jacqueline Carter is Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Maru, Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Pākehā, a mother of two, a teacher aide and a poet. Her first published work appeared in 1998 in Witi Ihimaera’s Growing Up Māori. Since then her poems have appeared in anthologies such as Whetu Moana and Mauri Ola (edited by Robert Sullivan, Reina Whaitiri and Albert Wendt) and the new literary journal Ora Nui (edited by Anton Blank). She lived on Waiheke for about ten years (prior to leaving in 2010) and currently lives in Tāmakimakaurau.

Jacq is a member of Te Hā ki Tāmaki, a group for writers from the Auckland region, which is part of the national group Te Hā, which in turn comes under Toi Māori Aotearoa. Te Hā ki Tāmaki recently hosted their first regional hui at Piritahi Marae on Waiheke in October. For Jacq, her poems and poetry in general are much like waiata and other songs too; they are just not sung and have no tune, or at least not a sung tune (they have their own rhythm). They may be statements or prophetic visions, fragments of a moment or an insight into it, and she feels that the best ones “write themselves.” She looks forward to sharing some poetry with you…

All sessions by Jacqueline Carter

Poetry Off The Page – Session Two

13:40 - 14:00
Artworks Courtyard, 2 Korora Road, Oneroa