Nina Mingya Powles

Nina Mingya Powles is a poet and zinemaker of mixed Malaysian-Chinese heritage, born in Aotearoa New Zealand. Her second poetry collection, titled Magnolia, 木蘭, will be published by Nine Arches Press in July 2020. In 2019 she founded a small press, Bitter Melon, and won the inaugural Nan Shepherd Prize for Nature Writing. She is currently working on a book of lyric essays.