By Campbell, Mary Maringikura
Maringikura writes powerful poetry from the heart, writing on subjects close to her such as her family and her Tongareva Northern Cook Islands ancestry as well as socio-political observances from her daily life. Maringikura writes accessible, honest and hard-hitting poetry that m...any will enjoy and is sure to bring her a wide readership. - from the Publisher's NoteRead more
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Mary Maringikura Campbell's poetry collection titled Maringi was published in 2015 and awarded the Earl of Seacliff Poetry Prize in 2017. She has been writing poetry and songs since age 13 and has appeared in Kapiti Poems and other journals and anthologies. She has written and performed folk songs, been a member of the drama group Te Ohu Whakaari, and has had her poetry translated into Maori and Italian. The Auckland Folk Festival awarded her first prize in 1991 for her song 'Missing' for Karla Cardno, a murdered girl, who died in 1989. She is a daughter of the poets Alistair Te Ariki Campbell and Meg Campbell. In 2011, Mary co-curated (with Peter Coates) the Alistair Te Ariki Campbell Exhibition at Pataka Museum in Porirua, which toured to the Cook Islands.
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