Dominic Hoey is a poet, author and musician based in Auckland, New Zealand. 

He’s released five critically acclaimed studio albums two books of poetry, four short films and a best-selling novel, which was longlisted for an Ockham book award.

In a former life, he was an MC battle and slam-poetry champion, and has performed his spoken-word poetry in Australia, Europe, England, Japan and America. 

His play “Your Heart Looks Like a Vagina” (a black comedy about living with autoimmune disease) had three sold out runs in New Zealand and toured to the Brisbane Poetry Festival. Dominic was nominated for best new playwright at the Wellington theatre awards.

Dominic has been a youth worker since 2014, working with marginalised youth excluded from the education system, using art, yoga and meditation to help them with their mental health and to transition into higher education or employment.