Shitting in the Ferns: James K. Baxter and Poetic Honesty
Summer Reading Series: The Saddest Song in the World by Chris Tse
Summer Reading Series: Two poems by Vaughan Rapatahana

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Canadian writer James Ackhurst discovers James K. Baxter, his own poetic voice, and the different types of homecoming and belonging.

“…And maybe check this out as well, by possibly New Zealand’s greatest poet.” It was the last of three or four books that he was lending me: a slim, pinkish volume. It’s November, a weird time for the weather to be thawing, and only my fifth month in New Zealand. I’m stranded...

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Each week over the summer we are posting new fiction, non-fiction and poetry by Aotearoa writers. This week, poet Chris Tse shares a poem from his forthcoming collection, He's So Masc

Read the rest of the series: 'Drunk Girls' by Helen O'Connor 'How To Die' by Jo Randerson Two poems by Louise Wallace Two poems by Vaughan Rapatahana  

It’s been a personal quest of mine to find the saddest song in the world. Many...

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Each week over the summer we are posting new fiction, non-fiction and poetry by Aotearoa writers. This week, two poems from poet Vaughan Rapatahana's forthcoming collection, ternion.

Read the rest of the series: 'Drunk Girls' by Helen O'Connor 'How To Die' by Jo Randerson Two poems by Louise Wallace  

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so the river killed the fish while the rain stood by & watched, garbed in gloom like...

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