Charmaine Thomson lives in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Charmaine studied performance music in the past. She has MA in Creative Writing from Te Herenga Waka, Victoria University of Wellington. Her poems appear in publications including the 4th Floor Literary Journal, a fine line, The Blackmail Press, The Shot Glass Journal, and the Fib Review. She is interested in exploring the alchemy between music, people, and poetry. In 2012 she published her first collection of poems, Licorice.