Leave Behind the Desire to Ask, “But Is This Poetry?”
Write First, Apologise Later?
The Dark Intimacies of Online Romance in Natasha Matila-Smith’s Artwork

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Literature

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...

Literature

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...

Art

Sometimes we reveal our darkest desires online, safely hidden behind the veil of the screen. Huni Mancini delves into obsession, intimacy and loneliness in Natasha Matila-Smith’s artwork.

I sift through the images and texts on her website and Instagram account, looking at her body of work. This distance leads me to create my own vantage point, imagining how they might have looked in person, and...

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Literature
Leave Behind the Desire to Ask, “But Is This Poetry?”
Literature
Write First, Apologise Later?
Art
The Dark Intimacies of Online Romance in Natasha Matila-Smith’s Artwork
Just Jokes: On Offensive Material and Accountability in New Zealand Comedy
Read Time: 30 mins
Adam Goodall digs into what happens when comedians...
Theatre
Just Jokes: On Offensive Material and Accountability in New Zealand Comedy
By Adam Goodall
Serious Fun: Who the Heck is PĀNiA!?
Read Time: 17 mins
Unravelling the mysterious über-cool-girl of Mokopōpaki...
Art
Serious Fun: Who the Heck is PĀNiA!?
By Francis McWhannell
We’re Looking for the Next Generation of Arts Leaders
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We’re embarking on the next phase for The Pantograph...
News
We’re Looking for the Next Generation of Arts Leaders
By Pantograph Punch
Whakanuia: 6 Things Not to Miss at Auckland Writers Festival 2019
Read Time: 7 mins
The Pantograph Punch team has picked out 6 events...
Literature
Whakanuia: 6 Things Not to Miss at Auckland Writers Festival 2019
By Pantograph Punch
The (re)Construction of Cultural Memory: A Review of Two Oceans at Once
Read Time: 11 mins
Who was the first person to see the Pacific Ocean?...
Art
The (re)Construction of Cultural Memory: A Review of Two Oceans at Once
By Talei Si’ilata
The Rebellious History of New Zealand Sign Language
Read Time: 24 mins
Michelle Rahurahu Scott reflects on being a double...
Society
The Rebellious History of New Zealand Sign Language
By Michelle Rahurahu Scott
The Truths we Bury About Childbirth in Aotearoa
Read Time: 15 mins
A non-Māori med student learns and unpacks the truths...
Society
The Truths we Bury About Childbirth in Aotearoa
By Maria Yeonhee Ji
Gender and Other Performances
Read Time: 15 mins
Bianca Michelle writes about the uphill battle of...
Theatre
Gender and Other Performances
By Bianca Michelle