How to Read My Poem: Jane Arthur
Tauranga: Where Racism Has Reared Its Ugly Head
Hell is Other People: A Review of Uma Lava

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Literature

Welcome to a new series in which our favourite poets take us under the hood of one of their poems, inspired by the How to Read My Poem session at Verb Festival.

Jane Arthur explains her phobia of sincerity and the experience of writing through the daze of new parenthood, in the story behind ‘The Real Reason Why Hollywood Won’t Cast Jane Arthur Anymore’, from her book Craven.

About a year ago, I...

Society

After experiencing racism in Tauranga firsthand, Shilo Kino discovered the prevalence of racism in the city is fostered by anti-Māori councillors and citizens alike.

I used to think Tauranga was the most underrated beacon of paradise Aotearoa had to offer. I have so many fond memories of packing up the car and road-tripping to the Mount. I was seduced by the summer rays, the waves, the epic waterfalls...

Theatre

Is Hell other people, other Pacific people, or something different altogether? Sepe Mua’au considers Victor Rodger’s Uma Lava at Circa Theatre.

Entering Circa Two, we are met with a dark and dingy room lit almost exclusively by red fluorescent lights placed above and around the set; what used to be white walls now drip with mould and filth. A large tapa cloth, dimly lit, hangs stage right and next to...

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Literature
How to Read My Poem: Jane Arthur
Society
Tauranga: Where Racism Has Reared Its Ugly Head
Theatre
Hell is Other People: A Review of Uma Lava
April Reading
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Internet Histories
April Reading
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Read Time: 12 mins
Music
Hold On To The Rail: A Conversation With Roger Shepherd of Flying Nun (Part One)
By Joe Nunweek
The Bleak Entrepreneur (Or, TV That Could Have Been)
Read Time: 4 mins
Internet Histories
The Bleak Entrepreneur (Or, TV That Could Have Been)
By Joe Nunweek
A Visit To The Online World Of Flesh-Eaters
Read Time: 1 min
Internet Histories
A Visit To The Online World Of Flesh-Eaters
By Rosabel Tan
Some Pun Based Around The Letter 'b' Goes Here
Read Time: 16 mins
Music
Some Pun Based Around The Letter 'b' Goes Here
By Joe Nunweek
The Social Network: The Screenplay
Read Time: 1 min
Internet Histories
The Social Network: The Screenplay
By Rosabel Tan
Cinephilia in the Internet Age
Read Time: 2 mins
Internet Histories
Cinephilia in the Internet Age
By Hugh Lilly
Scared Famous: Ariel Pink Steps Into The Light
Read Time: 9 mins
Music
Scared Famous: Ariel Pink Steps Into The Light
By Joe Nunweek