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Serena Ngaio Simmons:
A two-time Semi-Finalist at Brave New Voices, Serena Ngaio Simmons (Ngati Porou) is a writer, performer, and activist with a degree in English from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. A member of Pacific Tongues, a non-profit cultivating an active Oceanic community of writers and educators, Serena has grown from a youth poet into a poetry facilitator role over her six-year involvement, teaching writing workshops across both Hawai'i and New Zealand. A featured performer at TedX Honolulu 2013, Serena was awarded the Ernest Hemingway Award for Undergraduate Poetry in Spring 2014 and was featured in LitHub’s 2016 article “Six Pacific Islander Poets You Should Know." Digging into such themes as diaspora, identity conflict, mana wahine, and home in her writing, her work has been featured in Hawaii Review and Blackmail Press and is forthcoming in Damfino and Mauri Ora 3.