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
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Leave Behind the Desire to Ask, “But Is This Poetry?”
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Write First, Apologise Later?
Billy Apple®: The Artist Has to Live Like Everybody Else
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Claire Duncan on the Billy Apple retrospective currently...
Art
Billy Apple®: The Artist Has to Live Like Everybody Else
By Claire Duncan
Industrial Scenes: Director Simon Maxwell on working with Nine Inch Nails, DC Talk, and Michael Jackson
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David Farrier tracks down the man behind some of the...
Music
Industrial Scenes: Director Simon Maxwell on working with Nine Inch Nails, DC Talk, and Michael Jackson
By David Farrier
You Are Now Entering
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Three poems from Ashleigh Young's new collection,...
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You Are Now Entering
By Ashleigh Young
Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Bailey Peryman
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Brie Sherow talks to Bailey Peryman as part of a series...
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Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Bailey Peryman
By Brie Sherow
The Moral Argument: A Review of 'Jealous Saboteurs'
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The abstracted violence of the white imagination in...
Art
The Moral Argument: A Review of 'Jealous Saboteurs'
By Lana Lopesi
All Who Live on Islands
Read Time: 26 mins
Rose Lu reflects on growing up as a Chinese New Zealander...
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All Who Live on Islands
By Rose Lu
A Dream Of A Fantasy: Looking For Lori Watt
Read Time: 19 mins
From her base on the Kapiti Coast, one woman is realising...
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A Dream Of A Fantasy: Looking For Lori Watt
By Claire Duncan
A Simple Acknowledgement
Read Time: 12 mins
For the last week, the national discourse has been...
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A Simple Acknowledgement
By Pantograph Punch