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Nina Mingya Powles

resurrected Theresa Hak Kyung Cha

Seams : Traces by Nina Mingya Powles, after Theresa Hak Kyung Cha


Nina Mingya Powles is a writer and zinemaker from Aotearoa New Zealand. She holds an MA in Creative Writing (Distinction) from Victoria University of Wellington.

In 2018, Nina was one of three winners of the Women Poets' Prize, and in 2019 won the inaugural Nan Shepherd Prize for Nature Writing and the Landfall Essay Competition.

Nina is the founding editor of Bitter Melon苦瓜, a very small press that publishes limited-edition pamphlets by Asian poets. 

​She lives in London.

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