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For Poetic Responses, local poets Jo Bragg (Ngati Porou), Ivy Lyden-Hancy (Te Rarawa/Ngaati Wairere/Vava’u/Falefa) and Ngaio Simmons (Ngāti Porou) perform poems inspired by Fred Graham, Toi Whakaata / Reflections. Graham’s works evoke Māori histories, pūrakau, and observations of the natural world.

Jo Bragg is a visual artist, writer, and researcher making work informed by critical, social, and queer art theory.

Ivy Lyden-Hancy is a poet and has been published in a number of anthologies including Spoiled Fruit, Rat World Magazine and Overcome Mag.

Ngaio Simmons is a poet born and raised in Hawai’i. Now based in Tāmaki Makaurau, his work digs into such themes as diaspora, identity conflict, and home.


  • Free


  • Sat 22 Jun


  • 11:00 am — 12:00 pm


  • 420 Titirangi Road
  • Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland, 0604