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
Internet Histories | 26 November
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Ice truck killers, social media insurgency, the best...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 26 November
By Pantograph Punch
WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE: Pantograph Punch Edition
Read Time: 5 mins
In anticipation of WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE, The Pantograph...
News
WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE: Pantograph Punch Edition
By Pantograph Punch
Chop/Stick: Michelle Ang and Jo Holsted in Conversation
Read Time: 26 mins
Rosabel Tan talks to Michelle Ang and Jo Holsted about...
Theatre
Chop/Stick: Michelle Ang and Jo Holsted in Conversation
By Rosabel Tan
Internet Histories | 12 November
Read Time: 13 mins
The tactics of fiction, the US elections: schadenfreude...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 12 November
By Pantograph Punch
The Basic Work of Writing: An Interview with Nicky Hager
Read Time: 21 mins
Matt Harnett talks to Nicky Hager on mass media, democracy...
Society
The Basic Work of Writing: An Interview with Nicky Hager
By Matt Harnett
Swearing, Suicide and Silence: When ‘Bully’ Came To New Zealand
Read Time: 28 mins
Bullying is a big issue in NZ - or at least, we talk...
Screen
Swearing, Suicide and Silence: When ‘Bully’ Came To New Zealand
By Joe Nunweek
You Are Now Entering
Read Time: 6 mins
Three poems from Ashleigh Young's new collection,...
Features
You Are Now Entering
By Ashleigh Young
Magnificent Moon
Read Time: 13 mins
On the eve of her book launch, Hera Lindsay Bird chats...
Profiles
Magnificent Moon
By Hera Lindsay Bird