The Pantograph Punch Presents: Poetry Posters

Literature

21.08.2014

The Pantograph Punch Presents: Poetry Posters

On the wall above my desk are a number of index cards. They document recent raptures: thoughts that have shifted the centre of my world, electric sentences, and empty maxims transcribed from what could probably comprise a 'Best Commencement Speeches Ever' playlist on YouTube. There's also a poem on my wall. It's typed and framed and represents a memory I have no photos for. The poem is enough. The poem's actually more. It doesn't evoke a single moment in time; it evokes an entire autumn - of meandering walks taken through a tall glass building, of the warm whirr of an overused photocopier, of an access-only medical library displaying abnormal human organs, and of immense, incredible longing.

Poetry lives best on the walls. It's shared portraiture. It's subtle celebration. There should be more of it, everywhere, and to celebrate Poetry Month at The Pantograph Punch we commissioned two of our favourite new artists, Holly Davies and Katie Parrish to illustrate two of our favourite poets, Ashleigh Young and Hera Lindsay Bird, both downloadable for free below:


 

 



Queer Debris
Read Time: 12 mins
A personal essay on queer love and loneliness in response...
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Queer Debris
By Kerry Donovan Brown
Reality is Boring, Baby
Read Time: 21 mins
Three lonely millenial women seek love, meaning or...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Whakanuia: 10 Contemporary Muslim Poets We Love
By Hannah Newport-Watson