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...

Featured

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
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in November
Read Time: 7 mins
The best art on show this month in the dealer galleries...
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in November
By Pantograph Punch
Baby Gatekeepers
Read Time: 20 mins
Approaching the end of her study, Pākehā publishing...
Literature
Baby Gatekeepers
By Madison Hamill
The Tiger Cub
Read Time: 33 mins
A personal essay from Rose Lu’s debut book, All Who...
Literature
The Tiger Cub
By Rose Lu
Paper Cuts: A Zine on Zinemaking in Aotearoa & Asia
Read Time: 1 min
A zine about zines: Nina Mingya Powles makes a zine...
Art
Paper Cuts: A Zine on Zinemaking in Aotearoa & Asia
By Nina Mingya Powles
To Embrace and To Occupy: An Interview with Chen Chen
Read Time: 19 mins
Vanessa Crofskey speaks with Chen Chen about language...
Literature
To Embrace and To Occupy: An Interview with Chen Chen
By Vanessa Crofskey
The Art of Protest
Read Time: 16 mins
Ten New Zealand artworks from ‘Protest Tautohetohe...
Art
The Art of Protest
By Stephanie Gibson, Matariki Williams and Puawai Cairns
Painting With Whenua: An Interview with Raukura Turei
Read Time: 10 mins
Raukura Turei paints with natural clay pigment, evoking...
Art
Painting With Whenua: An Interview with Raukura Turei
By Jade Kake
Greetings from Hong Kong
Read Time: 13 mins
After more than 18 weeks amidst pro-democracy protests...
Society
Greetings from Hong Kong
By Sharon Lam