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
Here For The Party? A Response to Second Unit
Read Time: 9 mins
Second Unit is the live What We Do In The Shadows...
Theatre
Here For The Party? A Response to Second Unit
By Ralph Upton
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
Fresh Mourning: A Review of Poropiti
Read Time: 3 mins
Madeleine de Young reviews a new interdisciplinary...
Theatre
Fresh Mourning: A Review of Poropiti
By Madeleine De Young
Speaking Under Urgency: A Review of E Kore A Muri E Hokia
Read Time: 6 mins
Te Rehia bring E Kore A Muri E Hokia – their Te Reo...
Theatre
Speaking Under Urgency: A Review of E Kore A Muri E Hokia
By Matu Ngaropo
Make Me Laugh
Read Time: 15 mins
A new generation of theatremakers is turning to stand...
Theatre
Make Me Laugh
By Annabella Gamboni
Nothing Easy To Digest: A Review of Risk
Read Time: 4 mins
Doug Dillaman considers the elusive character of Julian...
Screen
Nothing Easy To Digest: A Review of Risk
By Doug Dillaman
Feeding the Starlings: Six Writers on the Value of Creative Communities
Read Time: 14 mins
Rebecca Hawkes, essa may ranapiri, Eleanor Rose King...
Literature
Feeding the Starlings: Six Writers on the Value of Creative Communities
By Pantograph Punch
 The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in June
Read Time: 7 mins
A monthly round-up of artworks in Tāmaki Makaurau...
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in June
By Pantograph Punch