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 Pantograph Picks: NZIFF 2019
Read Time: 12 mins
Our top picks from this year’s New Zealand International...
Screen
The Pantograph Picks: NZIFF 2019
By Pantograph Punch
Shocks and Conversations: A Review of Two New Anthologies of New Zealand Poetry
Read Time: 14 mins
Is New Zealand poetry “experiencing some kind of revolution...
Literature
Shocks and Conversations: A Review of Two New Anthologies of New Zealand Poetry
By Mark Williams
Disco Dictator: Pop and Pain in Here Lies Love
Read Time: 11 mins
Lucy Beeler reflects on the music and messages of...
Theatre
Disco Dictator: Pop and Pain in Here Lies Love
By Lucy Beeler
Walking Together into a Dark Space: A Review of Little Black Bitch
Read Time: 9 mins
Jason Te Mete’s Adam-Award-winning play combines waiata...
Theatre
Walking Together into a Dark Space: A Review of Little Black Bitch
By George Fenwick
Hurting in Different Ways: A Review of Life on Volcanoes
Read Time: 5 mins
Five of New Zealand’s best essayists break personal...
Literature
Hurting in Different Ways: A Review of Life on Volcanoes
By Veronica Maughan
Is Tom Cruise Actually A Japanese Warrior Hiding Out in Taranaki?
Read Time: 17 mins
Reflections on Yuichiro Tamura’s Milky Mountain at...
Art
Is Tom Cruise Actually A Japanese Warrior Hiding Out in Taranaki?
By Vanessa Crofskey
Baby Gatekeepers
Read Time: 20 mins
Approaching the end of her study, Pākehā publishing...
Literature
Baby Gatekeepers
By Madison Hamill
Fresh Approach: A Review of Jacinda (The Play)
Read Time: 8 mins
Can anyone save New Zealand? New Volumes critic Waveney...
Theatre
Fresh Approach: A Review of Jacinda (The Play)
By Waveney Russ