BIO

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essa may ranapiri (Ngāti Raukawa | takatāpui they/them/theirs) is a poet from Kirikiriroa, Aotearoa. They are part of the local writing group Puku.riri|Liv.id. They are a graduate of the IIML’s 2017 Masters in Creative Writing course. They are a firm believer in collaboration and have produced multiple zines with other artists and writers. Their first collection of poems comes out in July 2019 from VUP titled RANSACK.

Words can change the world but words alone can only do so much.

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