In Rawahi (meaning 'overseas'), poet Briar Wood weaves lyrical seascapes revealing people and places inspired by her home in New Zealand, her travels and time living overseas. Rawahi journeys from Aoteaora New Zealand to London, Europe and back again.
Shortlisted for Ockhams NZ Book Awards Poetry Prize 2018
Briar Wood grew up in South Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. She lived and worked as a lecturer in Britain until 2012, where she published poetry, fiction and essays. Returning to Northland places, where her Te Hikutu ki Hokianga, Ngapuhi Nui whakapaka resonates with ecological concerns, she now combines travel, occasional lecturing and a focus on writing.