Faith (Sāmoa|Germany, Clan Gunn|England), is a writer and editor who grew up in the Waikato but now lives in Tāmaki Makaurau. She is the founder of Saufo`i Press that publishes poetry books by Pacific poets in Aotearoa. She graduated with a Master of Creative Writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters in 2014, where she was awarded the Biggs Poetry Prize.
With a group of other editors and writers, she edited two issues of Tupuranga: A Journal of Writing from Aotearoa. She is also a staff writer at The Pantograph Punch and has published writing in many local and international journals. In 2017 she was a summer resident at Plug In ICA in Winnipeg, Canada, a writing residency facilitated by Chris Kraus.
Faith is our third resident for 2022 and is currently writing her own book of poetry that she plans to publish with Saufo`i Press.