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...

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...

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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?
Gender and Other Performances
Read Time: 15 mins
Bianca Michelle writes about the uphill battle of...
Theatre
Gender and Other Performances
By Bianca Michelle
Open Note: A Review of Thirsty
Read Time: 4 mins
Rina Patel reviews Ali Foa'i's solo show, Thirsty....
Theatre
Open Note: A Review of Thirsty
By Rina Patel
Thoughts From Within Seven Caves
Read Time: 9 mins
Coming back from death, Arcia Tecun shares his experiences...
Society
Thoughts From Within Seven Caves
By Arcia Tecun
Loose Canons: Albert Belz
Read Time: 6 mins
Ahead of seasons of his new play Astroman in Christchurch...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Albert Belz
By Albert Belz
Waiariki: A Poem About Protecting Ancestral Land
Read Time: 9 mins
An extended narrative poem about protecting ancestral...
Literature
Waiariki: A Poem About Protecting Ancestral Land
By Michaela Keeble
Feminist Futures: A Review of Working On My Night Moves
Read Time: 11 mins
New Volumes critic India Essuah heads into darkness...
Theatre
Feminist Futures: A Review of Working On My Night Moves
By India Essuah
A Circle is a Sun: A Review of Mikala Dwyer’s ‘Earthcraft’
Read Time: 23 mins
Geometry, science fiction and appropriation of ancient...
Art
A Circle is a Sun: A Review of Mikala Dwyer’s ‘Earthcraft’
By Victoria Wynne-Jones
Loose Canons: Jason Te Kare
Read Time: 6 mins
Director and playwright Jason Te Kare shares his inspirations...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Jason Te Kare
By Jason Te Kare