Paula Green MNZM is a poet, reviewer, anthologist, childrens author, book-award judge and blogger. She has published eight poetry collections, including several for children. In 2017, Paula was admitted to the New Zealand Order of Merit for Services to Poetry and Literature and she was also a recipient of the coveted Prime Ministers Award for Literary Achievement. Co-written with Harry Ricketts, her book 99 Ways into New Zealand Poetry was short-listed for the 2010 NZ Post Book Awards. She runs two blogs: NZ Poetry Box and NZ Poetry Shelf. She edited the much lauded A Treasury of New Zealand Poems for Children (Random House). The Letterbox Cat and Other Poems (Scholastic) won Childrens Choice at the 2015 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.