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Paula Green

Paula Green is a poet, children’s author, anthologist, blogger, reviewer and book-award judge. She lives in Bethells Valley, West Auckland, with her partner, artist Michael Hight. She is the author of nine poetry collections, including several for children. She teaches creative writing at all levels, and runs two blogs, NZ Poetry Box and NZ Poetry Shelf. She was the 2008 judge of the New Zealand Post Secondary School Poetry Competition.

Selected bibliography:
  • Flamingo Bendalingo: Poems from the Zoo with 50 New Zealand school children, illustrated by Michael Hight (Auckland University Press 2006).
  • The Terrible Night illustrated by Chris Grosz (Random House 2008).
  • Macaroni Moon illustrated by Sarah Laing (Random House 2009).
  • Aunt Concertina and Her Niece Evalina illustrated by Michael Hight (Random House 2009).
  • A Treasury of NZ Poetry for Children illustrated by Jenny Cooper (Random House, 2014)
  • The Letter Box Cat and Other Poems illustrated by Myles Lawford (Scholastic, 2015)
  • University of Auckland Literary Fellowship 2005.
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards for: Flamingo Bendalingo, Aunt Concertina and Her Niece Evalina, A Treasury of NZ Poetry for Children, and The Letter Box Cat and Other Poems
  • Children’s Choice Award, New Zealand Book Awards 2015 for The Letter Box Cat and Other Poems
  • Finalist in LIANZA Awards 2015 for The Letter Box Cat and Other Poems.


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