Creative Corner

Katherine Mansfield was a rebel and a modernist who lived her short life of 34 years to the full. Her life and writing never fail to be relevant and continue to inspire creativity across many art forms, as well as generate scholarly interest. See who has been inspired by Mansfield and find out what our next generation of writers are up to.

Video: Poet Nina Mingya Powles reads her poem 'If Katherine Mansfield were my best friend' from her collection Luminescent (2017), published by Seraph Press.

Nina Mingya Powles is a poet and zinemaker from Wellington. She is the author of a food memoir, Tiny Moons (The Emma Press, 2020), and poetry collections including Luminescent (Seraph Press, 2017). She is the founding editor of Bitter Melon苦瓜, a small risograph press, and lives in London. Her next book of poems, Magnolia 木蘭, will be published in 2020. Thank you to Nina for allowing us to share this piece.