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
The Unheard Scream: A Review of Windigo
Read Time: 5 mins
Returning to her grandmother’s home in the Lac Seul...
Theatre
The Unheard Scream: A Review of Windigo
By Madeleine De Young
There's Something Wrong With Art Writing
Read Time: 12 mins
Art
There's Something Wrong With Art Writing
By Vanessa Crofskey
It Came From The Attic
Read Time: 20 mins
Daniel Blackball, co-founder of the recently-closed...
Music
It Came From The Attic
By Daniel Blackball
The Menace of Memory: A Review of Pōhutu
Read Time: 5 mins
Choreographer Bianca Hyslop draws upon the story of...
Theatre
The Menace of Memory: A Review of Pōhutu
By Matariki Williams
Everyday Aroha: A Review of Pakaru
Read Time: 5 mins
Winner of the prestigious Adam New Zealand Play Award...
Theatre
Everyday Aroha: A Review of Pakaru
By Josephine Parsnip
Bad Men and Bad Women: A Review of How to Take Off Your Clothes
Read Time: 7 mins
Hadassah Grace’s debut book of poetry captures the...
Literature
Bad Men and Bad Women: A Review of How to Take Off Your Clothes
By Carolyn DeCarlo
Who’s the Real Problem? On White Supremacy and Institutional Gaslighting
Read Time: 15 mins
Anisha Sankar unpacks the way institutions uphold...
Society
Who’s the Real Problem? On White Supremacy and Institutional Gaslighting
By Anisha Sankar
Loose Canons: Lucinda Bennett
Read Time: 9 mins
Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Lucinda Bennett
By Lucinda Bennett