Aimee-Jane Anderson-O'Connor

Winner of the 2017 Monash Prize for Emerging Writers. Her work has appeared in brief, Landfall, Mayhem, Minarets, Poetry New Zealand, Starling, Turbine and Verge. She writes thanks to the tireless support of some of the best people on this great watery rock.

Hana Pera Aoake

Hana (Ngāti Mahuta, Ngāti Te Wehi and Ngāti Raukawa) is one of Aotearoa's most genre-bending young writers, dancing across intense poetry, committed art writing, and savage cultural criticism, all with equal passion and quickness. Her work has been featured in Overland, and The Spinoff. She is currently based in Lisbon.

Owen Connors

An artist and writer living in Auckland, Aotearoa. They run the unorthodox literary publisher Hard Press, and their chapbook how to appear to disappear was part of the show New Perspectives (Artspace, 2016).

Selina Ershadi

An Iranian New Zealand writer and filmmaker. Her film poem Amator in collaboration with Azita Chegini was recently launched as part of the RM Women's Moving Image Archive Project.

Amber Esau

Samoan/Maori/Irish poet. Not afraid to read dead people. She has been published in the journals Minarets, Ora Nui, Blackmailpress, ika, Hawaii Review and Landfall. Her work also appears in the Maori poetry anthology Puna Wai Kōrero (AUP).

Craig Foltz

Craig is a poet and photographer who drifted through Michigan, California, and New York, before landing amidst Tāmaki Makaurau's dormant volcanoes some 15 years ago. He has work in numerous journals, and a book called We Used to Be Everywhere on the inimitable Ugly Duckling Presse.

Jasmine Gallagher

Poet, essayist, art writer and doctoral candidate at the University of Otago, where she is researching landscape mythology in contemporary New Zealand art and poetry. Her work has been published by or is forthcoming in: The Pantograph Punch, Landfall, Art New Zealand, Sweet Mammalian, Mayhem, Minarets, brief, and Journal of New Zealand Literature.

Evangeline Riddiford Graham

Artist and writer from Whakatū Nelson. She is the author of the poetry chapbooks La belle dame avec les mains vertes (Compound Press, 2019), and Ginesthoi (hard press, 2017). Her writing has been published in journals including Minarets, Sport, un magazine, and takahē. Evangeline's recent exhibitions include solo shows La belle dame avec les mains vertes (Rm Gallery, 2018) and Look Out, Fred! (Enjoy Public Art Gallery, 2017).

Simone Kaho

New Zealand poet and essayist of Tongan descent. She was born in Auckland and received an MA in creative writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University of Wellington. She is a regular contributor to E-Tangata.

Jackson Nieuwland

An entity from Pōneke who operates the Food Court zine and reading series. They are melting, and will soon be a puddle on the floor soaking through the floorboards to the earth. The earth is very thirsty; it needs all the fluids it can get.

Cass Power

A writer, artist, and photographer working in Auckland.

Erena Shingade

A poet and art writer from Auckland. She recently completed her dissertation on the New Zealand Buddhist outsider poet and artist Richard von Sturmer.

Toyah Webb

Poet, artist, and student of antiquity in Auckland. They got into Microsoft Office Word Art in the late 90s and the world has been paying for it ever since.