Nina Mingya Powles

Nina Mingya Powles

Nina Mingya Powles is a writer, editor and publisher from Aotearoa New Zealand. She is the author of three poetry collections, including Magnolia, which was shortlisted for both the Ondaatje Prize and the Forward Prize; and Tiny Moons: A Year of Eating in Shanghai. In 2019 she won the Nan Shepherd Prize for Small Bodies of Water, and in 2018 she won the Women Poets’ Prize. She is the founding editor of Bitter Melon. Nina was born in Aotearoa, partly grew up in China, and now lives in London.

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30 Oct 2021

Nina Mingya Powles, Flipside Festival, Yew Tree Farm, Sweffling

08 Nov 2021

Nina Mingya Powles, Topping & Co., Edinburgh

Small Bodies of Water cover

Nina has put together a playlist with a song for each essay in her book Small Bodies of Water (and two for the last one!). Listen to it here.

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