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.