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?
Whakanuia: 8 Events Worth Celebrating at WORD Christchurch Festival 2018
Read Time: 11 mins
A selection of events we think are worth celebrating...
Literature
Whakanuia: 8 Events Worth Celebrating at WORD Christchurch Festival 2018
By Pantograph Punch
From the Writer's Yurt: Sarah Laing goes to the Edinburgh Book Festival
Read Time: 18 mins
Sarah Laing, author of Mansfield and Me, was one of...
Literature
From the Writer's Yurt: Sarah Laing goes to the Edinburgh Book Festival
By Sarah Laing
I Am Gonna Make It Through This Year If It Kills Me: A Review of Me And My Sister Tell Each Other Everything
Read Time: 8 mins
Matt Loveranes reviews My Accomplice's return to the...
Theatre
I Am Gonna Make It Through This Year If It Kills Me: A Review of Me And My Sister Tell Each Other Everything
By Matt Loveranes
What’s to become of us now that the apricots have run out?
Read Time: 8 mins
Sam Brooks on how a German absurdist comedy unravels...
Theatre
What’s to become of us now that the apricots have run out?
By Sam Brooks
The Weight of Water: A Review of Marine Snow
Read Time: 7 mins
Finnius Teppett's new script plays fast and loose...
Theatre
The Weight of Water: A Review of Marine Snow
By Mia Gaudin
This Puppet's My Shepherd: A Review of Hand To God
Read Time: 9 mins
Matthew Loveranes reviews Circa Theatre's season of...
Theatre
This Puppet's My Shepherd: A Review of Hand To God
By Matt Loveranes
A Gateway: A Review of Magdalena of Mangere
Read Time: 4 mins
A show that's a glimpse into a suburb that is known...
Theatre
A Gateway: A Review of Magdalena of Mangere
By Madeleine De Young
Loose Canons: Alice Canton
Read Time: 4 mins
Alice Canton is a performer and theatre artist based...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Alice Canton
By Alice Canton