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| They are a graduate of the IIML’s 2017 Masters in Creative Writing course. They are currently working on a collection of poetry about being nonbinary that responds to Virginia Woolf’s Orlando. They are a firm believer in collaboration and have produced multiple zines with other artists and writers.