iti te kupu (small words in a vast universe)

Iti te Kupu is a newsletter slash e-zine published by me, Nadine Hura. Subscribers can expect a semi-regular mixed bag of politics and sweets directly to the inbox: from essays, columns, curated recommendations and occasional forays into comedic auto-fiction. Kaupapa is indigenous sovereignty = constitutional transformation.

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I descend from two rivers, Waiōmio in Te Tai Tokerau and Mersey in England, and I live in Te Upoko o te Ika (Wellington) Aotearoa, New Zealand. I work in the climate change meets-the-arts sector, and am a member of an indigenous publishing collective Taraheke Press. I write for The Spinoff, covering politics and climate justice with a Te Tiriti lens, and published my first chapbook, Narrating the seasons of Grief in 2023.

You can find my writing in some lovely physical books like Woven, Rapture, No Other Place to Stand, Te Awa o Kupu, Ngā Kupu Wero, We Are Here, as well as the Huia anthologies 13, 14, 15, and online in Guernica, Pantograph Punch, and e-Tangata.

I think this is my favourite of all my published essays.

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