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
Hurting in Different Ways: A Review of Life on Volcanoes
Read Time: 5 mins
Five of New Zealand’s best essayists break personal...
Literature
Hurting in Different Ways: A Review of Life on Volcanoes
By Veronica Maughan
The Cock Question: On Dating While Non-binary
Read Time: 19 mins
As a non-binary person interacting on dating apps –...
Society
The Cock Question: On Dating While Non-binary
By Ellie Lee-Duncan
Always Something There to Remind Me: On Growing Up Amid Neoliberal Reforms
Read Time: 41 mins
Mary Paul talks to six Generation X Aucklanders about...
Society
Always Something There to Remind Me: On Growing Up Amid Neoliberal Reforms
By Mary Paul
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in August
Read Time: 7 mins
The best art on show in the dealer galleries of Tāmaki...
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in August
By Pantograph Punch
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
Mana Rangatahi: Young Māori on Standing with Ihumātao
Read Time: 31 mins
Ten rangatahi Māori on what standing with mana whenua...
Society
Mana Rangatahi: Young Māori on Standing with Ihumātao
By Tayi Tibble
In the Under: Being Poor and Dreaming the End of Capitalism
Read Time: 42 mins
Tulia Thompson draws on scenes from literature and...
Literature
In the Under: Being Poor and Dreaming the End of Capitalism
By Tulia Thompson
Knowing Your Tātai: Jade Kake on hapū rangatiratanga, whakapapa and Ihumātao
Read Time: 12 mins
Jade Kake on Ihumātao and the complexities of the...
Society
Knowing Your Tātai: Jade Kake on hapū rangatiratanga, whakapapa and Ihumātao
By Jade Kake