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 and second books, ransack and Echnidna are both published by THWUP. They write to honour their tūpuna, they will write until they’re dead.
Essa Ranapiri on Bird Collector, a poetry collection that liberates form and painfully evokes the silencing of Aotearoa’s forests.
Whiro has an identity crisis. Michelle Rahurahu and essa may ranapiri kōrero on their own understandings of this dark Māori god: evil, chaos, the void, black holes, and ngārara included.
Cameron Ah Loo-Matamua on Nââwié Tutugoro and essa may ranapiri on Sione Monu for May Fair Art Fair
Essa Ranapiri on how amazing it is (and how sad it is that it is amazing) to watch Rūrangi, a film created by, for, and starring trans people.
essa may ranapiri meets Hikule'o, Queer Goddess of Pulotu, in Telly Tuita's exhibition TongPop Herstory at Weasel Gallery in Hamilton.
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