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
Tauranga: Where Racism Has Reared Its Ugly Head
Read Time: 13 mins
After experiencing racism in Tauranga firsthand, Shilo...
Society
Tauranga: Where Racism Has Reared Its Ugly Head
By Shilo Kino
The Tiger Cub
Read Time: 33 mins
A personal essay from Rose Lu’s debut book, All Who...
Literature
The Tiger Cub
By Rose Lu
Jiggly Bits: On the Sculptures of Caitlin Devoy
Read Time: 9 mins
Francis McWhannell examines Caitlin Devoy's sculptures...
Art
Jiggly Bits: On the Sculptures of Caitlin Devoy
By Francis McWhannell
Baby Gatekeepers
Read Time: 20 mins
Approaching the end of her study, Pākehā publishing...
Literature
Baby Gatekeepers
By Madison Hamill
Is This Conversation Over-Cooked?
Read Time: 12 mins
Reflections on HERE: Kupe to Cook at Pātaka Art +...
Art
Is This Conversation Over-Cooked?
By Migoto Eria
My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak: Bringing back Bollywood
Read Time: 9 mins
Brannavan Gnanalingam revisits his Bollywood awakening...
Theatre
My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak: Bringing back Bollywood
By Brannavan Gnanalingam
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in November
Read Time: 7 mins
The best art on show this month in the dealer galleries...
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in November
By Pantograph Punch
How to Read My Poem: Jane Arthur
Read Time: 16 mins
Jane Arthur takes us under the hood of her poem, ‘...
Literature
How to Read My Poem: Jane Arthur
By Jane Arthur