Five poetry collections you've never read (or should again)
The Naked Self: A Review of Non Flower Elements
Handshaking with Emotion: A Review of Handshake 3: Reflect

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Literature

Books Editor Sarah Jane Barnett recommends five collections by Aotearoa poets. It's Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day tomorrow (check out our NPD picks), so even if you've read these collections it's a good time to read them again.

The Night We Ate The Baby by Tim Upperton

Palmy poet and teacher Tim Upperton's collection The Night We Ate The Baby was shortlisted for the 2016 Ockham...

Theatre

Kate Prior reviews new work from Ash Jones and Arlo Gibson which mixes Buddhist philosophy with self-important casting directors.

This review discusses the ending of the work.

Ash Jones and Arlo Gibson play Charlie Au'Charles & Rumple S Tealskin – two terrible gold-chain, skivvy-wearing casting directors who seem to have emerged from early-80s London. They usher us into the Basement Studio, and once...

Art

What does a show of contemporary jewellery look like? Lucy Jackson considers the latest exhibition at The Dowse.

I wear four rings, my favourite formerly belonged to my mother. One day I tried it on and it was the perfect fit. I have had it on long term loan to me ever since. Aesthetically understated but sentimental –  like so much jewellery that is passed down through generations – this simple gold...

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Literature
Five poetry collections you've never read (or should again)
Theatre
The Naked Self: A Review of Non Flower Elements
Art
Handshaking with Emotion: A Review of Handshake 3: Reflect
Codex Seraphinianus
Read Time: 3 mins
Cryptic art that frustrates even as it captures your...
Art
Codex Seraphinianus
By Matt Harnett
Love Letters to The Critic II: Duncan Greive & Chip Matthews in Conversation
Read Time: 24 mins
In 2003, Duncan Greive wrote a damning review of Opensouls...
Music
Love Letters to The Critic II: Duncan Greive & Chip Matthews in Conversation
By Rosabel Tan
Love Letters to the Critic I
Read Time: 14 mins
With paid critics threatening to go the way of the...
Art
Love Letters to the Critic I
By Rosabel Tan
You Wouldn't Steal Due Process: Part II
Read Time: 17 mins
In Part II of this two-part series, Matt Harnett examines...
Society
You Wouldn't Steal Due Process: Part II
By Matt Harnett
You Wouldn't Steal Due Process: Part I
Read Time: 11 mins
In the first of this two-part series, Matt Harnett...
Society
You Wouldn't Steal Due Process: Part I
By Matt Harnett
I Went And Saw All The Shihad Movie
Read Time: 11 mins
Neither a yawnorama concert DVD nor a brutal Metallica...
Music
I Went And Saw All The Shihad Movie
By Joe Nunweek
Does The Listener Even Know How to Use The Internet?
Read Time: 4 mins
In which Guy Somerset claims without irony that The...
Theatre
Does The Listener Even Know How to Use The Internet?
By Rosabel Tan
Tweets as Fiction: Black Box by Jennifer Egan
Read Time: 2 mins
Why Jennifer Egan is more exciting than Frowny Franzen...
Internet Histories
Tweets as Fiction: Black Box by Jennifer Egan
By Rosabel Tan
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