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essa may ranapiri

essa may ranapiri is white and queer, Māori and takatāpui. They [not her or he] have been published in various journals including Mayhem, Poetry NZ, Brief, Starling, Mimicry, THEM, and POETRY Magazine. You can find more work by them at


An interview with essa
by Jackson Nieuwland

Language can guide us into thinking in certain ways

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