Ria Masae is a writer, poet and a spoken word artist. Her work has appeared in various outlets such as, Landfall, Circulo de Poesia / Circle of Poets (Mexico), and Best NZ Poems 2017. This year Ria was accepted for the 2019 New Zealand Society of Authors Mentorship Programme in which she is working on new material for her sole poetry collection. She is also compiling poetry to be published by Auckland University Press, alongside two other emerging poets in the sixth issue of the book series, 'New Poets'. This is due to be released next year.