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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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
Good to be here, Dargaville! Playwrights Jamie McCaskill, Renee Liang and Jess Sayer on Process
Read Time: 13 mins
We're excited to be partnering with Playmarket this...
Theatre
Good to be here, Dargaville! Playwrights Jamie McCaskill, Renee Liang and Jess Sayer on Process
By Pantograph Punch
Reality Is Already Augmented: William Linscott's 'XCIII'
Read Time: 10 mins
Eloise Callister-Baker on William Linscott's new work...
Art
Reality Is Already Augmented: William Linscott's 'XCIII'
By Eloise Callister-Baker
Pacific Futures
Read Time: 5 mins
After two Pōneke seasons, Tāmaki audiences can now...
Theatre
Pacific Futures
By Madeleine De Young
Taniwha Below: A Review of Looking at Stuff in Clouds
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Shoshanna McCallum and Donna Brookbanks have returned...
Theatre
Taniwha Below: A Review of Looking at Stuff in Clouds
By Madeleine De Young
Reality is Boring, Baby
Read Time: 21 mins
Three lonely millenial women seek love, meaning or...
Literature
Reality is Boring, Baby
By Mia Gaudin
Ranterstantrum Redux
Read Time: 7 mins
Ahead of the Auckland debut of Ranterstrantrum, Victor...
Theatre
Ranterstantrum Redux
By Victor Rodger
Home: New Writing Giveaway
Read Time: 1 min
We have three copies of Home: New Writing to give...
Literature
Home: New Writing Giveaway
By Pantograph Punch
Breathing Out: A Review of Stories on the Four Winds: Ngā Hau e Whā
Read Time: 7 mins
Elizabeth Heritage reviews Stories on the Four Winds...
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Breathing Out: A Review of Stories on the Four Winds: Ngā Hau e Whā
By Elizabeth Heritage