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?”
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Write First, Apologise Later?
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The Dark Intimacies of Online Romance in Natasha Matila-Smith’s Artwork
Loose Canons: Adam Rohe
Read Time: 8 mins
Director and performer Adam Rohe, most recently seen...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Adam Rohe
By Adam Rohe
Working Through the End of the World: A Review of HeadSand
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Theatre
Working Through the End of the World: A Review of HeadSand
By Rachael Longshaw-Park
Earnest but Elusive: A Review of Under Glass by Gregory Kan
Read Time: 6 mins
Gregory Kan thrives amid self-imposed constraints...
Literature
Earnest but Elusive: A Review of Under Glass by Gregory Kan
By Hannah Newport-Watson
The Future is a Possibility We Must Guard With Our Lives
Read Time: 9 mins
The legacy of nuclear testing and the prospect of...
Art
The Future is a Possibility We Must Guard With Our Lives
By Lana Lopesi
Hard Shell, Soft Belly: A Review of Such Stuff As Dreams
Read Time: 8 mins
Rewritten and remounted after a season at Te Pou earlier...
Theatre
Hard Shell, Soft Belly: A Review of Such Stuff As Dreams
By India Essuah
A Wild Ride: A Review of the Wild Card by Renée
Read Time: 6 mins
Kaupapa Māori Editor Ataria Sharman reviews Renée’...
Literature
A Wild Ride: A Review of the Wild Card by Renée
By Ataria Sharman
Loose Canons: Kate Prior
Read Time: 10 mins
Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Kate Prior
By Kate Prior
The Dark Intimacies of Online Romance in Natasha Matila-Smith’s Artwork
Read Time: 18 mins
Huni Mancini delves into obsession, intimacy and loneliness...
Art
The Dark Intimacies of Online Romance in Natasha Matila-Smith’s Artwork
By Huni Mancini