Jordan Hamel is a writer, poet and performer. He was the 2018 Aotearoa Poetry Slam champion and represented NZ at the World Poetry Slam Championships. His debut poetry collection Everyone is Everyone Except You was published by Dead Bird Books in 2022. He is also the co-editor of No Other Place to Stand, an anthology of Aotearoa climate change poetry from Auckland University Press with essa may ranapiri, Rebecca Hawkes and Erik Kennedy. He is currently a Fulbright scholar and an MFA candidate at the University of Michigan. He misses his friends and enemies back home.