Summer Reading Series: Two poems by Louise Wallace
Invisible and Indivisible: Going Beyond the Exhibition
Forgotten Home: A Comic

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Each week over the summer we are posting new fiction, non-fiction and poetry by Aotearoa writers. This week, poet Louise Wallace shares two poems from her recent collection, Bad Things. Of the poems Louise says: 'The tone of "Right of return" seemed off to me and I couldn't find a fix, until my editor Ashleigh Young suggested a pronoun change from first person to second. Suddenly it had an entirely different...

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Chloe Geoghegan shines a spotlight on New Zealand's role in depleting the Western Sahara desert through the practice of Matthew Galloway.

The lion slumbers in his lair, The serpent shuns the noontide glare: But slowly wind the patient train Of camels o’er the blasted plain, Where they and man may brave alone The terrors of the burning zone.

— Felicia Hemans, Sahara, The Caravan in the Deserts

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Jem Yoshioka is an illustrator and comic artist living in Wellington. Of 'Forgotten Home' she said: 'Every project arrives differently. Some are slow and put together piece by piece, like a model ship. Occasionally I am lucky enough to have one arrive fully formed. I walk home along the Wellington waterfront. This comic was a small fragment that snagged in my vision, the light beaming across the water...

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Literature
Summer Reading Series: Two poems by Louise Wallace
Art
Invisible and Indivisible: Going Beyond the Exhibition
Literature
Forgotten Home: A Comic
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Read Time: 11 mins
Melissa Harrison on the irresponsibly soft treatment...
Society
Gloriavale: The Other Side, From the Inside
By Melissa Harrison
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Read Time: 12 mins
Saziah Bashir on solving poverty by pretending to...
Society
Let Them Eat Cake: On Playing At Poverty
By Saziah Bashir
Eat It Up and Lay Wit It: Hip Hop, Cunnilingus and Morality in Entertainment
Read Time: 32 mins
After turning a friend's offhand comment into a quest...
Music
Eat It Up and Lay Wit It: Hip Hop, Cunnilingus and Morality in Entertainment
By Madeleine Holden
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Read Time: 23 mins
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Society
Sonic Doom: The Madness and Mayhem of Making Good Times
By Hayden Donnell
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Read Time: 19 mins
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Society
Old Asian, New Asian
By K. Emma Ng
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Read Time: 10 mins
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Society
In Defence of Pacific Sexual Minorities: Why Israel Folau is no Hero
By Patrick Thomsen
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Read Time: 11 mins
Giovanni Tiso on New Zealand media and the swimming...
Society
Speaking Power to the Truth: The Political Assassination of Metiria Turei
By Giovanni Tiso
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Read Time: 29 mins
Francis McWhannell on Auckland Art Gallery's 'Necessary...
Art
Towards Variations on a Theme: Considering 'Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show'
By Francis McWhannell
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