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Ruby Solly

Ruby Solly (Kai Tahu, Waitaha, Kāti Māmoe) is a writer, musician and taonga pūoro practitioner living in Pōneke. She has been published in journals such as Landfall, Starling and Sport among others. She is also a creative non-fiction writer whose essays have featured on platforms such as E-Tangata, Pantograph Punch and Newsroom. In 2020 she released her debut album, Pōneke, which looks at the soundscapes of Wellington’s past, present and future through the use of taonga puoro, cello, and environmental sounds. She is currently completing a PhD in public health, focusing on the use of taonga pūoro in hauora Māori. Her first book of poetry, Tōku Pāpā was released by Victoria University Press in February 2021.