Aucklander Paula Green is a poet, writer, reviewer and anthologist. She has written and edited a great many collections of poetry, including several for children. She has also published two novels for children, The Terrible Night and Little Tales of Hedgehog and Goat. Her poetry collection The Letter Box Cat and other poems won Children’s Choice at the New Zealand Post Book Awards, and she has won a number of Storylines Notable Book Awards for her books for children.
Paula is also the creator of the popular NZ Poetry Shelf and NZ Poetry Box blogs, championing poetry in Aotearoa New Zealand and nurturing its poets young and old, emerging and celebrated. In 2017 Paula received the Prime Minister’s Award for Poetry and was made Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for Services to Literature and Poetry.
She lives near Te Henga Bethells Beach on Tamaki Makaurau’s West Coast with her partner, the artist Michael Hight.