Poppie Johnson

Poppie Johnson is a 33-year-old writer and teaches English at Wakatipu High School. She grew up between Christchurch and Aoraki-Mt Cook and is currently enrolled in a Masters of Creative Writing through the University of Edinburgh. 

Poppie Johnson: It’s just a name

Poppie Johnson, whose story ‘Nights of Everywhere' is published in Issue 14, gives us her take on titles. Poppie is a 33-year-old writer and teaches English at Wakatipu High School.

Poppie Johnson: Nights of Everywhere

I remember our first night everywhere cos Māmā always takes us somewhere special to tell us about the whakapapa of a place. She says knowing our history helps us to know ourselves. Our whanau is always on the move.