ANNE KENNEDY has written fiction, poetry and short stories. Her poetry sequence, Sing-song (Auckland University Press), won the Montana New Zealand Poetry Award and her most recent book, the narrative poem The Time of the Giants (Auckland University Press), was a finalist for the same award. She has worked as a scriptwriter and editor, and most recently adapted Dorothy Porter’s verse novel, The Monkey’s Mask, for the screen. She is a co-editor of Trout: an online journal from Aotearoa and the Pacific Islands. Anne is a New Zealander of Irish descent. In 2006 she was visiting writer at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, and in Fall 2007 will join the creative writing faculty there.

ROBERT SULLIVAN has written five books of poetry, two works for children and co-edited an anthology. He has won the PEN (New Zealand) Best First Book of Poetry for Jazz Waiata (Auckland University Press), the New Zealand Post Children’s Book of the Year Award for Weaving Earth and Sky (Random House) with Gavin Bishop, and the Montana New Zealand Book Award in the Reference and Anthology Category for Whetu Moana: Contemporary Polynesian Poems in English (Auckland University Press) with Albert Wendt and Reina Whaitiri. His poetry books Star Waka and Captain Cook in the Underworld (Auckland University Press) were finalists for Montana New Zealand poetry awards. He co-edits Trout: an online journal from Aotearoa and the Pacific Islands. Robert is of Ngā Puhi, Kāi Tahu, Ngāti Raukawa, and Irish descent. He teaches creative writing at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

Anne and Robert live in Honolulu with their two children.

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