Meeting an Anthropologist

Originally posted on Gumboootspearlz:
One of my Aunties – in her face I see my mother so clearly!  Rotorua, in Aoteroa/ New Zealand, has one of those aromas that you can never forget and which is hard to escape. For me the strong smell of the sulphur is overtaken by an experience that has represented…

Illuminations – on its way!

I have been a bit quiet of late, as a new book, Illuminations: 19 Poems and 1 Story, is about to be born. At the end of this post is a preview of the back cover. It has been a happy process – and has reunited me with designer Heidi Den Ronden and editor MatildaContinue reading “Illuminations – on its way!”


Dr. June Paisa Perkins, a poet, writer and educator of Mekeo and Australian background, loves to relax singing along to Eva Cassidy and Norah Jones. She was raised as a Baha’i and considers herself a world citizen, who loves collaborating, consulting, creating and connecting with people of diverse backgrounds and art forms. June has beenContinue reading “Author”

Riddle Me

I will be spending a fair bit of time over at my Northern Gal Dreaming blog, as I’ve decided to devote a lot of this year to writing memory stories. I’ll explore how these memories come to live in the present, and become embodied in objects. Also working on some ideas for fiction for youngContinue reading “Riddle Me”