essa may ranapiri

essa may ranapiri (Ngāti Wehi Wehi, Ngāti Takatāpui, Clan Gunn) is a poet from Kirikiriroa. Their book Ransack (VUP) has just been nominated for the Mary and Peter Biggs Award for Poetry. They will write until they're dead. And after that sing.

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Oct 5, 2020

Light, air, water: A celebration of Māori poetry in lockdown

The poetry which pulled essa may ranapiri through a traumatic year.

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Sep 4, 2020

The Friday Poem: Hook & Cook by essa may ranapiri

A poem from essa may ranapiri's chapbook Polemic.

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Jun 8, 2020

What the kiwi can teach us: A review of the brutal, radiant Te Manu Huna A Tāne

A diminutive book that thrums with power.

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Feb 9, 2020

An extraordinary, tender response to Witi Ihimaera’s memoir Native Son

Poet essa may ranapiri says this review is one of the hardest things they've written. 

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Jan 17, 2020

The Friday Poem: Kae and the Tohorā by essa may ranapiri

A new poem by Kirikiriroa poet essa may ranapiri.

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Nov 9, 2018

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