Leave Behind the Desire to Ask, “But Is This Poetry?”
Write First, Apologise Later?
The Dark Intimacies of Online Romance in Natasha Matila-Smith’s Artwork

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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...

Art

Sometimes we reveal our darkest desires online, safely hidden behind the veil of the screen. Huni Mancini delves into obsession, intimacy and loneliness in Natasha Matila-Smith’s artwork.

I sift through the images and texts on her website and Instagram account, looking at her body of work. This distance leads me to create my own vantage point, imagining how they might have looked in person, and...

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Literature
Leave Behind the Desire to Ask, “But Is This Poetry?”
Literature
Write First, Apologise Later?
Art
The Dark Intimacies of Online Romance in Natasha Matila-Smith’s Artwork
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in October
Read Time: 7 mins
The best art on show this month in the dealer galleries...
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in October
By Pantograph Punch
Whakanuia: Pantograph Picks for Verb Festival 2019
Read Time: 8 mins
The Pantograph Punch team brings you our top picks...
Literature
Whakanuia: Pantograph Picks for Verb Festival 2019
By Pantograph Punch
I’m Sick of Words Like ‘Diversity’, ‘Inclusion’ and ‘Representation’
Read Time: 10 mins
Julie Zhu challenges empty rhetoric in her speech...
Screen
I’m Sick of Words Like ‘Diversity’, ‘Inclusion’ and ‘Representation’
By Julie Zhu
Is That the Pacific Ocean, or Just My Tears? A Review of Moana Don’t Cry
Read Time: 14 mins
An exhibition about the Pacific should centre Pacific...
Art
Is That the Pacific Ocean, or Just My Tears? A Review of Moana Don’t Cry
By Lana Lopesi
Honour Thy Queer Ancestors: On Queer Progress
Read Time: 18 mins
Rainbow crossings and Pride Parades signal queer progress...
Society
Honour Thy Queer Ancestors: On Queer Progress
By Will Hansen
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
No More White Tears: Do Tragedies That Affect White People Matter More?
Read Time: 11 mins
Why did people care more about Notre Dame burning...
Society
No More White Tears: Do Tragedies That Affect White People Matter More?
By Saraid de Silva Cameron
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