Kaituhi Tūtahi | Contributing Writer
Cassandra Barnett (Raukawa, Pākehā) is a writer and mum based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara. Her poetry and short fiction are published in Tupuranga, Te Whē, OraNui, RNZ Reading Room, Turbine | Kapohau, Brief, Huia Short Stories, Landfall, Black Marks on the White Page (Penguin Random House) and others. Her essays can be found in Te Manu Huna a Tāne (Massey University Press), The Spinoff, Pantograph Punch, Ate Journal of Contemporary Māori Art, Counterfutures, South as a State of Mind and many art publications and catalogues. In 2019 she was writer in residence at Zealandia, guest editor of 4th Floor Literary Journal and a finalist in the Pikihuia Māori Literature Awards.