Olivia MacasseyOlivia Livingston Macassey is a New Zealand poet. Her work has appeared in journals such as Poetry New Zealand (guest poet in issue 29), Landfall, Takahē (guest poet in issue 90),  Brief, Percutio, Tongue in Your Ear; in anthologies such as New New Zealand Poets In Performance, Kaupapa, and NZ Gothic, and online at Otoliths, Blackmail Press, and Snorkel. In 2013 her work was shortlisted for the Kathleen Grattan Award.

Olivia’s second book of poems, The Burnt Hotel, was published in 2015 by Titus Books. Her first collection, Love in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, was published in 2005.

Olivia was born in Aotearoa New Zealand, in 1975. She spent her childhood on the Coromandel Peninsula, and has lived in Auckland, Wellington, and Whangarei.  She holds a PhD in Film, Television and Media Studies from the University of Auckland.

Olivia Macassey has also written on cinema, trauma, & postcolonial theory, and worked as an academic (first as a TA at the University of Auckland and later as a Lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington) before her disability. If you are looking to make contact please email.