Deborah Thompson a Massey graduate who has just come home from some time teaching English in Madrid, Spain. In October Deborah commences post-graduate studies at Oxford University to read an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition. On her return Deborah plans to learn Te Reo and work full time as a language teacher, which combines both her love of learning and passion for teaching languages. Deborah’s poetry often reflects her passion for languages and for Aotearoa.
Deborah’s poem “Tangimoana” won the HOMEGROWN POETRY competition in 2014. Another of Deborah’s poems has also been selected for this year’s e-book.
Read Deborah's poem Tangimoana here.