Ruby Dean is in her final year of high school on the Kapiti Coast. Ruby describes herself as “a cliche cynical teenager writing poetry to express the emotions I tell no one else”. And in the true spirit of ‘teenagerdom’ intent on defying labels and boxes, Ruby cheerfully adds “I am also an optimistic and energetic, dancer, runner, reader, sister and now apparently poet who can't wait to take on the unknown adventures ahead!”.
Ruby is a contributor to KUPU 2015. Read Ruby's poem 'No Direction' here.