essa may ranapiri is a river full of run-off and a mountain that is money-gated, tangata takatāpui trapped in a colonised world. Their first book, ransack, is out from VUP, please buy it, they’re so poor. They write to honour their tūpuna, they will write until they’re dead.
Eliana Gray is a poet from Ōtepoti. They like queer subtext in teen comedies and not much else. They have had words in: SPORT, Mimicry, Minarets, Baby Teeth and others. Their debut collection, Eager to Break, was published by Girls On Key Press this year. Next February, they will be the writer in residence at Villa Sarkia in Finland. You can find them online @foxfoxxfox