Mohamed Hassan is a spoken word poet and an award-winning journalist from Cairo, Egypt. He has spent the majority of his life in Auckland, navigating the spaces between two cultures and languages. A storyteller at heart, his poetry uses characters, narratives and humour to explore identity and society. He was the 2015 New Zealand National Slam Champion and represented New Zealand at the Individual World Poetry Slam in 2016. His first collection of poetry, A Felling Of Things, was released in 2016.