Tessa hails from Auckland in Aotearoa New Zealand, and has made her home in the northern port city of Hamburg, Germany since 2006. She is a Painting/Literature BFA and Graphic Design graduate and also holds a Creative Writing MFA from the University of Sydney, under Judith Beveridge and David Brooks. Her work ranges across poetry, short fiction and graphics, which have been shown or performed in Hamburg and Berlin and published in online and print journals and anthologies. In 2017 she was the guest of the European Poetry Biennale in Romania, where she presented the graphic poem cycle “ten houses”.
These poems became the backbone of her first poetry collection, DREAM HOUSES, published in 2019 by independent poetry press Kelsay Books in California.
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