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?
Pantograph Picks: National Poetry Day 2017
Read Time: 6 mins
Pantograph Picks for National Poetry Day 2017
Literature
Pantograph Picks: National Poetry Day 2017
By Sarah Jane Barnett
The Power of Mangy Dogs
Read Time: 9 mins
Tusiata Avia's barnstorming poetry comes to life at...
Theatre
The Power of Mangy Dogs
By Lana Lopesi
Cool Kids: A Review of I, Will Jones
Read Time: 7 mins
Mia Gaudin reviews Eamonn Marra's I, Will Jones –...
Theatre
Cool Kids: A Review of I, Will Jones
By Mia Gaudin
Trauma, Consensus and Romantic Comedies: A Conversational Review of Jane Doe
Read Time: 17 mins
Theatre
Trauma, Consensus and Romantic Comedies: A Conversational Review of Jane Doe
By Pantograph Punch
Mashing up the Meninist: A review of M'Lady
Read Time: 6 mins
Shannon Friday goes to this all-singing, all-dancing...
Theatre
Mashing up the Meninist: A review of M'Lady
By Shannon Friday
Lonely Country: A Review of Friday's Flock
Read Time: 7 mins
Maraea Rakuraku reviews Friday’s Flock, Te Puanga...
Theatre
Lonely Country: A Review of Friday's Flock
By Maraea Rakuraku
The (re)Construction of Cultural Memory: A Review of Two Oceans at Once
Read Time: 11 mins
Who was the first person to see the Pacific Ocean?...
Art
The (re)Construction of Cultural Memory: A Review of Two Oceans at Once
By Talei Si’ilata
Cannes-Don't: Ten Days Nowhere Near The Croisette
Read Time: 16 mins
Cannes at home! While you obviously can’t watch the...
Screen
Cannes-Don't: Ten Days Nowhere Near The Croisette
By Doug Dillaman