Chris Tse, New Zealand Poet Laureate 2022–2025


Self-portrait Chris Tse. Photo supplied. 

Chris Tse is the author of three poetry collections published by Auckland University Press: How to be Dead in a Year of Snakes (winner of Best First Book of Poetry at the 2016 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards), HE’S SO MASC, and Super Model Minority (a 2023 Lambda Literary Award finalist for Gay Poetry and longlisted at the 2023 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards). He and Emma Barnes edited Out Here: An Anthology of Takatāpui and LGBTQIA+ Writers from Aotearoa. Chris is the editor of The Spinoff’s Friday Poem series and the forthcoming Ōrongohau | Best New Zealand Poems 2023. He is a graduate of the International Institute of Modern Letters' Master of Arts programme.

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