Micah Timona Ferris is a Swiss Citizen, born in Mendrisio, Switzerland and raised in New Zealand, where she has spent most of her life. She has a BA degree from University of Canterbury in English and Theatre & Film and is currently completing her Masters in Poetry at The International Institute of Modern Letters, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. In 2010, she was awarded the Margaret Mahy Prize for best collection of stageI work at the Hagley Writers’ Institute.
Micah’s poetry and prose appears in various journals and collections: Catalyst (sound recordings), The Christchurch Press, Canterbury Poets’ Collective. She is also a performance poet and was the poetry coordinator for the community arts project Gap Filler, which featured readings and performances from localwriters in response to the recent Christchurch earthquakes.