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
Not All Knowledge is Yours to Share: A Review of How to Live Together
Read Time: 17 mins
Dilohana Lekamge reviews How To Live Together, an...
Art
Not All Knowledge is Yours to Share: A Review of How to Live Together
By Dilohana Lekamge
Return to Places Unknown
Read Time: 34 mins
A personal essay about tracing family history and...
Literature
Return to Places Unknown
By Janna Tay
The Power of the Pussy Bow: Fighting Back Against Rape-Art
Read Time: 21 mins
On her first international art residency, Wellington...
Art
The Power of the Pussy Bow: Fighting Back Against Rape-Art
By Emily Hartley-Skudder
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in September
Read Time: 7 mins
The best art on show in the dealer galleries of Tāmaki...
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in September
By Pantograph Punch
Is Tom Cruise Actually A Japanese Warrior Hiding Out in Taranaki?
Read Time: 17 mins
Reflections on Yuichiro Tamura’s Milky Mountain at...
Art
Is Tom Cruise Actually A Japanese Warrior Hiding Out in Taranaki?
By Vanessa Crofskey
A Crock-pot of Crack-ups: On Aroha Bridge
Read Time: 7 mins
Miriama Aoake reflects on the complexity and hilarity...
Screen
A Crock-pot of Crack-ups: On Aroha Bridge
By Miriama Aoake
Machines for Pleasure: An Interview with Elizabeth Knox
Read Time: 16 mins
​Elizabeth Knox talks with Pip Adam about writing...
Literature
Machines for Pleasure: An Interview with Elizabeth Knox
By Pip Adam
Bodies of Water: A Conversation Between essa may Ranapiri and Eliana Gray
Read Time: 15 mins
Poets essa may ranapiri and Eliana Gray discuss the...
Literature
Bodies of Water: A Conversation Between essa may Ranapiri and Eliana Gray
By essa may ranapiri and Eliana Gray