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?”
Literature
Write First, Apologise Later?
How to Read My Poem: Jane Arthur
Read Time: 16 mins
Jane Arthur takes us under the hood of her poem, ‘...
Literature
How to Read My Poem: Jane Arthur
By Jane Arthur
Tauranga: Where Racism Has Reared Its Ugly Head
Read Time: 13 mins
After experiencing racism in Tauranga firsthand, Shilo...
Society
Tauranga: Where Racism Has Reared Its Ugly Head
By Shilo Kino
Hell is Other People: A Review of Uma Lava
Read Time: 7 mins
Is Hell other people, other Pacific people, or something...
Theatre
Hell is Other People: A Review of Uma Lava
By Sepelini Mua’au
Skin in the Game: Not-a-review of My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak
Read Time: 4 mins
Saraid de Silva Cameron praises Ahi Karunaharan's...
Theatre
Skin in the Game: Not-a-review of My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak
By Saraid de Silva Cameron
A Wild Ride: A Review of the Wild Card by Renée
Read Time: 6 mins
Kaupapa Māori Editor Ataria Sharman reviews Renée’...
Literature
A Wild Ride: A Review of the Wild Card by Renée
By Ataria Sharman
Jiggly Bits: On the Sculptures of Caitlin Devoy
Read Time: 9 mins
Francis McWhannell examines Caitlin Devoy's sculptures...
Art
Jiggly Bits: On the Sculptures of Caitlin Devoy
By Francis McWhannell
Is This Conversation Over-Cooked?
Read Time: 12 mins
Reflections on HERE: Kupe to Cook at Pātaka Art +...
Art
Is This Conversation Over-Cooked?
By Migoto Eria
My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak: Bringing back Bollywood
Read Time: 9 mins
Brannavan Gnanalingam revisits his Bollywood awakening...
Theatre
My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak: Bringing back Bollywood
By Brannavan Gnanalingam