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Nadine Anne Hura

Nadine Anne Hura is a poet, essayist and zine-maker from Aotearoa, New Zealand. She descends from two rivers; the Mersey in England on her mother’s side, and Waiomio (Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi) on her father’s.

Nadine’s work has appeared in a number of publications and anthologies, including Huia Short Stories, Ora Nui, E-Tangata, Vā, The Best of Sport, Guernica and others. She writes a monthly column for The Spinoff Ātea and is a member of the independent publishing collective, Taraheke. Nadine lives in Porirua with her three almost adult children.