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?
Home: New Writing Giveaway
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We have three copies of Home: New Writing to give...
Literature
Home: New Writing Giveaway
By Pantograph Punch
We Need To Talk About Sex In Schools
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Our schools are struggling to cover consent and sexual...
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We Need To Talk About Sex In Schools
By India Essuah
A Marketable Femininity: A Review of FLAPS: Retouched
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FLAPS: Retouched sells itself as a visceral, honest...
Theatre
A Marketable Femininity: A Review of FLAPS: Retouched
By Jess Bates
The Plastic Heart of the Modern Mariner
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Shannon Friday reviews PlayGround Collective's latest...
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The Plastic Heart of the Modern Mariner
By Shannon Friday
Near Magic: A Review of Kororāreka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn
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Kate Prior finds the new work from Red Leap Theatre...
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Near Magic: A Review of Kororāreka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn
By Kate Prior
Love Letter to Timberlea: A Review of Riverside Kings
Read Time: 8 mins
Natano Keni and Sarita So's Riverside Kings is a nostalgic...
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Love Letter to Timberlea: A Review of Riverside Kings
By Maraea Rakuraku
Flower arranging to void the void
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Janet McAllister reviews Madwoman/Gentlewoman
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Flower arranging to void the void
By Janet McAllister
A Glimpse at the Workings: A review of The Fuse Box
Read Time: 6 mins
John Summers reviews The Fuse Box a collection of...
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A Glimpse at the Workings: A review of The Fuse Box
By John Summers