essa may ranapiri (Ngāti Wehi Wehi, Ngāti Raukawa-ki-te-Tonga, Te Arawa, Waikato-Tainui, Ngāti Pukeko, Ngāti Takatāpui, Clan Gunn, Highgate) is a poet from Kirikiriroa. Their first book of poetry ransack (VUP) was longlisted for the Ockham Awards 2020. They are the featured writer in Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2020 with their work ‘HAUNT|HUNT’. Currently they are working on their second book of poems tentatively titled Echidna. They will write until they’re dead.
essa may ranapiri
Events at Word
TELL IT SLANTSaturday, 31 October 3:00 pm
Four writers discuss their approach to truth in their work. With Nathan Joe, essa may ranapiri, Lil O'Brien and AJ Fitzwater hosted by Ray Shipley. In support of Qtopia.
RAY SHIPLEY’S LATE NIGHT POETRY HOURFriday, 30 October 9:00 pm
Ray Shipley introduces late night poetry - it's cosy but not too comfortable. With Mohamed Hassan, Freya Daly Sadgrove, Dominic Hoey, essa may ranapiri and more...
KO AOTEAROA TĀTOU | WE ARE NEW ZEALANDFriday, 30 October 5:00 pm
In Ko Aotearoa Tātou | We Are New Zealand, writers and artists respond to the questions: What is New Zealand? Who are New Zealanders? With Selina Tusitala Marsh, Ghazaleh Golbakhsh, essa may ranapiri, Donna Miles-Mojab, Mohamed Hassan, Tusiata Avia and more.