Finding Feminism with Fabio: How Romance Novels are Unlikely Testaments to Female Power
Leave Behind the Desire to Ask, “But Is This Poetry?”
Write First, Apologise Later?

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Romance novels are more than cringey sex and Fabio in a kilt. Alie Benge discovers the power of the female as she becomes the genre's latest convert.

My MA classmates and I met in a Newtown barn, our first post-hand-in reunion. I was about to start the third full rewrite of my book-length thesis after reconceptualising it again. I needed money, and a job that wasn’t creatively draining. The kind of work...

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How can a book ever capture the live spirit of spoken word? Veteran of Auckland’s spoken word scene Tim Heath reviews the recent Trans-Tasman anthology Solid Air: Australian and New Zealand Spoken Word. Edited by David Stavanger and Anne-Marie Te Whiu, it includes work by Taika Waititi, Tayi Tibble, Hera Lindsay Bird, Behrouz Boochani, Selina Tusitala Marsh and many others.

Several years ago, I spent 10...

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Whose intimacy and whose pain can we write, and still sleep soundly? A lyric essay by Joan Fleming.

 

“Yet I ride by the margin of that lake . . . / . . . and have a small boy’s notion of doing good”

––Robert Creeley, “The Way”

Once I took a trauma that wasn’t mine and made a poem out of it. What’s the name for that kind of power? How should I name that taking, and what is its relationship to love...

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Finding Feminism with Fabio: How Romance Novels are Unlikely Testaments to Female Power
Literature
Leave Behind the Desire to Ask, “But Is This Poetry?”
Literature
Write First, Apologise Later?
Queer Debris
Read Time: 12 mins
A personal essay on queer love and loneliness in response...
Literature
Queer Debris
By Kerry Donovan Brown
Portrait of Te Waipounamu: A Review of Hidden Light
Read Time: 18 mins
Simon Palenski considers Christchurch Art Gallery'...
Art
Portrait of Te Waipounamu: A Review of Hidden Light
By Simon Palenski
Body Talk: A Review Of Fleshies
Read Time: 8 mins
New Volumes critic Waveney Russ reviews the new play...
Theatre
Body Talk: A Review Of Fleshies
By Waveney Russ
Where Are The New Zealanders At Cannes Film Festival?
Read Time: 20 mins
Twenty-six years after The Piano, Doug Dillaman goes...
Screen
Where Are The New Zealanders At Cannes Film Festival?
By Doug Dillaman
 The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in June
Read Time: 7 mins
A monthly round-up of artworks in Tāmaki Makaurau...
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in June
By Pantograph Punch
Here For The Party? A Response to Second Unit
Read Time: 9 mins
Second Unit is the live What We Do In The Shadows...
Theatre
Here For The Party? A Response to Second Unit
By Ralph Upton
Reality is Boring, Baby
Read Time: 21 mins
Three lonely millenial women seek love, meaning or...
Literature
Reality is Boring, Baby
By Mia Gaudin
The Wolves: New Voices In The Locker Room
Read Time: 8 mins
Kate Prior on The Wolves
Theatre
The Wolves: New Voices In The Locker Room
By Kate Prior