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?”
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Write First, Apologise Later?
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Janet McAllister explains how to fuck up a painting...
Art
Nailing It to the Door: The New Zealand Art Market and the Problem of Commodification
By Janet McAllister
Christchurch: The Transitional City
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Six temporary projects from a city still dealing with...
Art
Christchurch: The Transitional City
By Barnaby Bennett
Moments of Being: An Interview With Aorewa McLeod
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When you're writing a novel about your life, how do...
Literature
Moments of Being: An Interview With Aorewa McLeod
By Rosabel Tan
The House Of Common Delights: Ten Notable Interests from our MPs
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The annual list that tells us what NZ's politicians...
Society
The House Of Common Delights: Ten Notable Interests from our MPs
By Joe Nunweek
Internet Histories | 13 May
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This fortnight: Playing the taxonomy game, communicating...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 13 May
By Pantograph Punch
Ugly Castles, Vast Prospects: Hearst, Morgan and A Wary American Compromise
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Kieran Clarkin didn't go looking for some great American...
Art
Ugly Castles, Vast Prospects: Hearst, Morgan and A Wary American Compromise
By Kieran Clarkin
Borrowed Lungs: My Life as a Conscript
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In 2007, poet Greg Kan was sent from the country he...
Society
Borrowed Lungs: My Life as a Conscript
By Greg Kan
An Open Letter to Rakhi Kumar, Beyonce-Hater: Your Feminism Is Not My Feminism
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Rakhi Kumar claimed her challenge to Michelle Obama...
Music
An Open Letter to Rakhi Kumar, Beyonce-Hater: Your Feminism Is Not My Feminism
By Madeleine Holden