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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Literature

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...

Literature

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
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
Build Your Own Whare: The Voices of Te Haukāinga
Read Time: 35 mins
The artists of Te Haukāinga on holding the history...
Theatre
Build Your Own Whare: The Voices of Te Haukāinga
By Kahu Kutia
Art on the arts: DocEdge Picks 2017
Read Time: 7 mins
Doug Dillaman on the documentaries you can't miss...
Screen
Art on the arts: DocEdge Picks 2017
By Doug Dillaman
Portrait of Te Waipounamu: A Review of Hidden Light
Read Time: 18 mins
Simon Palenski considers Christchurch Art Gallery'...
Art
Portrait of Te Waipounamu: A Review of Hidden Light
By Simon Palenski
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in May
Read Time: 6 mins
A monthly round-up of artworks in Tāmaki Makaurau...
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in May
By Pantograph Punch
Politics of a Battlefield: A Review of Anzac Eve
Read Time: 7 mins
In Dave Armstrong's Anzac Eve, four millennials sit...
Theatre
Politics of a Battlefield: A Review of Anzac Eve
By Adam Goodall
Ngā Hua o te Whakamāori: New Zealand Plays in Te Reo
Read Time: 8 mins
Ruia Taitea Creative on translating plays into Te...
Theatre
Ngā Hua o te Whakamāori: New Zealand Plays in Te Reo
By Kate Prior
Best Worst Podcast: 2016 NZIFF wrap-up (Pt II)
Read Time: 1 min
Screen
Best Worst Podcast: 2016 NZIFF wrap-up (Pt II)
By Pantograph Punch