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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Literature
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
Leave Behind the Desire to Ask, “But Is This Poetry?”
Read Time: 10 mins
Veteran of Auckland’s spoken word scene Tim Heath...
Literature
Leave Behind the Desire to Ask, “But Is This Poetry?”
By Tim Heath
Write First, Apologise Later?
Read Time: 18 mins
Whose intimacy and whose pain can we write, and still...
Literature
Write First, Apologise Later?
By Joan Fleming
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
Living, or Just Surviving?
Read Time: 12 mins
A personal essay by Lana Lopesi on busyness and burnout...
Society
Living, or Just Surviving?
By Lana Lopesi
6 Ways to Take Care of Yourself This Christmas, With Drawings
Read Time: 9 mins
Top therapist-recommended and personally-attempted...
Society
6 Ways to Take Care of Yourself This Christmas, With Drawings
By Vanessa Crofskey
12 Must-have Hot Girl Summer Accessories Based on Your Astrological Sign
Read Time: 14 mins
Astrologer, hot girl and Indigenous prophet, Tayi...
Society
12 Must-have Hot Girl Summer Accessories Based on Your Astrological Sign
By Tayi Tibble
Ten Moments in Aotearoa Literature 2019
Read Time: 18 mins
We look back on the highs, lows and memorable moments...
Literature
Ten Moments in Aotearoa Literature 2019
By Pantograph Punch
Ten Moments in Aotearoa Theatre 2019
Read Time: 14 mins
Our favourite theatre experts from across the country...
Theatre
Ten Moments in Aotearoa Theatre 2019
By Pantograph Punch