Ray Shipley is a Ōtautahi-based comedian, poet, and professional book-pusher. In 2019, Ray was nominated for the Billy T Award, the biggest award for the rising stars of comedy in Aotearoa. Ray has won the Christchurch Poetry Slam four times, and placed third nationally in 2018. Their poetry can be found in the anthologies Solid Air (UQP, 2019), and in Out Here (AUP, 2021), among others. Since 2020, Ray has been running Late Night Poetry Hour regularly at Little Andromeda – a celebration of poetry and feelings and staying up past bedtime.
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