Literature

Machines for Pleasure: An Interview with Elizabeth Knox
Read Time: 16 mins
​Elizabeth Knox talks with Pip Adam about writing...
Literature
Machines for Pleasure: An Interview with Elizabeth Knox
By Pip Adam
Bodies of Water: A Conversation Between essa may Ranapiri and Eliana Gray
Read Time: 15 mins
Poets essa may ranapiri and Eliana Gray discuss the...
Literature
Bodies of Water: A Conversation Between essa may Ranapiri and Eliana Gray
By essa may ranapiri and Eliana Gray
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
In the Under: Being Poor and Dreaming the End of Capitalism
Read Time: 42 mins
Tulia Thompson draws on scenes from literature and...
Literature
In the Under: Being Poor and Dreaming the End of Capitalism
By Tulia Thompson
All The Knowledge We Need to Survive: A Review of ransack
Read Time: 11 mins
Jackson Nieuwland reviews essa may ranapiri’s debut...
Literature
All The Knowledge We Need to Survive: A Review of ransack
By Jackson Nieuwland
Queer Debris
Read Time: 12 mins
A personal essay on queer love and loneliness in response...
Literature
Queer Debris
By Kerry Donovan Brown
Reality is Boring, Baby
Read Time: 21 mins
Three lonely millenial women seek love, meaning or...
Literature
Reality is Boring, Baby
By Mia Gaudin
Bad Men and Bad Women: A Review of How to Take Off Your Clothes
Read Time: 7 mins
Hadassah Grace’s debut book of poetry captures the...
Literature
Bad Men and Bad Women: A Review of How to Take Off Your Clothes
By Carolyn DeCarlo
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
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
Whakanuia: 6 Things Not to Miss at Auckland Writers Festival 2019
Read Time: 7 mins
The Pantograph Punch team has picked out 6 events...
Literature
Whakanuia: 6 Things Not to Miss at Auckland Writers Festival 2019
By Pantograph Punch
The Art of the Self-roast
Read Time: 16 mins
Was Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette right about everything...
Literature
The Art of the Self-roast
By Freya Daly Sadgrove
Whakanuia: 10 Contemporary Muslim Poets We Love
Read Time: 15 mins
Contemporary Muslim poets whose work we love, admire...
Literature
Whakanuia: 10 Contemporary Muslim Poets We Love
By Hannah Newport-Watson
Your Brain Can Be a Dick: Disabled Writers and Ableism in Aotearoa
Read Time: 16 mins
Elizabeth Heritage argues for greater accessibility...
Literature
Your Brain Can Be a Dick: Disabled Writers and Ableism in Aotearoa
By Elizabeth Heritage
Casting a Light on Women’s Shadow Labour: A Review of Past Caring? Women, Work and Emotion
Read Time: 7 mins
Sarah Jane Barnett reviews Past Caring? Women Work...
Literature
Casting a Light on Women’s Shadow Labour: A Review of Past Caring? Women, Work and Emotion
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Feeding the Starlings: Six Writers on the Value of Creative Communities
Read Time: 14 mins
Rebecca Hawkes, essa may ranapiri, Eleanor Rose King...
Literature
Feeding the Starlings: Six Writers on the Value of Creative Communities
By Pantograph Punch
Imagined Art History: An Interview with Thomasin Sleigh
Read Time: 20 mins
Holly Walker interviews Wellington-based writer Thomasin...
Literature
Imagined Art History: An Interview with Thomasin Sleigh
By Holly Walker
Books to Look Out for in 2019
Read Time: 14 mins
Forthcoming New Zealand poetry, fiction and non-fiction...
Literature
Books to Look Out for in 2019
By Hannah Newport-Watson
Whakanuia: Best Aotearoa Reads 2018
Read Time: 12 mins
Literature
Whakanuia: Best Aotearoa Reads 2018
By Pantograph Punch
Whakanuia: Pantograph Picks for LitCrawl 2018
Read Time: 16 mins
Matariki Williams, Lucinda Bennett and Hannah Newport...
Literature
Whakanuia: Pantograph Picks for LitCrawl 2018
By Pantograph Punch
Pirate and Queen: An Interview with Claire Mabey and Andrew Laking
Read Time: 28 mins
Hannah Newport-Watson talks to the duo behind LitCrawl...
Literature
Pirate and Queen: An Interview with Claire Mabey and Andrew Laking
By Hannah Newport-Watson
Every Story Tells a Picture
Read Time: 21 mins
Thomasin Sleigh on the power of ekphrasis in women...
Literature
Every Story Tells a Picture
By Thomasin Sleigh
All Who Live on Islands
Read Time: 26 mins
Rose Lu reflects on growing up as a Chinese New Zealander...
Literature
All Who Live on Islands
By Rose Lu
Loose Canons: Sonya Renee Taylor
Read Time: 5 mins
Ahead of her appearances at WORD Christchurch 2018...
Literature
Loose Canons: Sonya Renee Taylor
By Sonya Renee Taylor
Barry Brickell – A Wrerter’s Legacy
Read Time: 19 mins
Nadine Anne Hura on the legacies writers leave, on...
Art
Barry Brickell – A Wrerter’s Legacy
By Nadine Anne Hura
Whakanuia: 8 Events Worth Celebrating at WORD Christchurch Festival 2018
Read Time: 11 mins
A selection of events we think are worth celebrating...
Literature
Whakanuia: 8 Events Worth Celebrating at WORD Christchurch Festival 2018
By Pantograph Punch
Working Against a System That is Working Against Them: Contemporary LGBTQIA+ Writers in Aotearoa
Read Time: 27 mins
In a beautiful personal essay, Jackson Nieuwland calls...
Literature
Working Against a System That is Working Against Them: Contemporary LGBTQIA+ Writers in Aotearoa
By Jackson Nieuwland
Far From Vanity: Six Profiles of Independent Aotearoa Authors
Read Time: 24 mins
Antony Millen challenges the stereotype that authors...
Literature
Far From Vanity: Six Profiles of Independent Aotearoa Authors
By Antony Millen
Borders, Divisions and the Space Between: Three Writers on Borders
Read Time: 20 mins
Fair Borders? editor David Hall talks about borders...
Literature
Borders, Divisions and the Space Between: Three Writers on Borders
By David Hall
Kōiwi Pāmamao – The Distance in our Bones
Read Time: 22 mins
When a poem uses both te reo Māori and English, references...
Literature
Kōiwi Pāmamao – The Distance in our Bones
By Anahera Gildea
We're on the hunt for a new Books Co-Editor
Read Time: 1 min
Could it be you?
Literature
We're on the hunt for a new Books Co-Editor
By Pantograph Punch
Letters from Shanghai
Read Time: 33 mins
Nina Powles recalls her time living in Shanghai, and...
Literature
Letters from Shanghai
By Nina Powles