Kiri Piahana-Wong

Kiri Piahana-Wong is a New Zealander of Māori (Ngāti Ranginui), Chinese and Pākehā (English) ancestry. Her work has appeared in many journals and anthologies, most recently in Essential New Zealand Poems (Godwit), A Treasury of NZ Poems for Children (Random House), Dear Heart: 150 New Zealand Love Poems (Godwit), and Puna Wai Kōrero (AUP). Her first poetry collection, Night Swimming, was released in 2013. She is the publisher at Anahera Press (est. 2011), a small publishing house that specializes in publishing poetry collections by Māori and Pasifika writers


(i) Sometimes I feel as though I am living half a life A jigsaw puzzle I can’t work out: I am here, I am there, I am only half here. I am half myself, I am more than myself, I …

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