essa may ranapiri

essa may ranapiri (Ngaati Raukawa, Te Arawa, Ngaati Pukeko, Clan Gunn) is a poet who lives on Ngaati Wairere whenua on the island of Te Ika a Maaui. Author of ransack (VUP, 2019) and ECHIDNA (THWUP, 2022). They have a great love for language, LAND BACK and hot chips. They will write until they're dead.

O! Angaanga

for Shell the moana washes up what she doesn’t take her detritus crackling gifts glimmering on the shore the sea in its own set of armour the sea that puddles around on sand like open mouths gargling some kind of …

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