Hinemoana Baker

Hinemoana Baker is a New Zealand poet, musician, occasional broadcaster and creative writing teacher. She traces her mixed ancestry from several Māori tribes, as well as from England and Bavaria. Her latest collection of poetry waha | mouth was published in 2014 (Victoria University Press). She published her first book in 2004 through a collaboration between Victoria University Press and actor Viggo Mortensen’s press in the USA. She has since released three collections, edited several more, and produced and released several albums of her original music and poetry. Her work pivots around sonic art, lyric poetry and family storytelling. She works in English, Māori and (more recently) German, in collaboration with Ulrike Almut Sandig. She is currently living in Berlin, where she was the 2016 Berlin writer in residence with Creative New Zealand.


Photo: Leonardo Carta