Nina Mingya Powles


Nina Mingya Powles

Poet, Writer, Zinemaker, Librarian

London, United Kingdom

Nina Mingya Powles is a writer, zinemaker and librarian from Aotearoa New Zealand, of mixed Malaysian Chinese heritage.

She is the author of several poetry pamphlets, zines and poetry books, most recently Magnolia 木蘭, Tiny Moons: A Year of Eating in Shanghai, and a collection of essays, Small Bodies of Water.

She is a pamphlet selector for the Poetry Book Society, and writes an occasional e-newsletter about food and memory called Comfort Food. She lives in London.

She is also among four poets featured in “Dreaming, Thinking, Playing: Poetic Conversations’, a partnership initiative between The Poetry Society (TPS), The British Council and  the George Town Literary Festival (GTLF) 2023.

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