Meet Paula King. Paula teaches visual art at Whakatipuria teen parent unit and lives in Ashhurst. Paula is a poet and visual artist, and over the last two summers has participated in the Iowa poetry and prose workshops at Victoria University. In 2014 she won the Takahe poetry competition. Paula shares her love of poetry and prose with her daughter Camielle.
Paula is a KUPU 2015 contributor. Paula’s poem ‘Biography of a local girl’ received first mention in ‘catch and release: Poems from Manawatῡ’ for masterful evocation of biology and geography through taut moving recollections. Paula's poem 'Ash hurts' also features in the book.