Dominic Hoey

Dominic Hoey is a poet, author and playwright based in Auckland, New Zealand. His debut novel, Iceland, was a New Zealand bestseller and long-listed for the 2018 Ockham Book Awards. His latest poetry collection, I Thought We’d Be Famous, was released in October 2019 through Dead Bird books.

Books
Aug 22, 2021

The dead are always laughing at us: A poem for Louie Knuxx, by Dominic Hoey

Acclaimed New Zealand hip-hop artist Louie Knuxx died of a heart attack in Melbourne on August 13.

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Books
May 14, 2021
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The Friday Poem: what the fuck is an Ockham, by Dominic Hoey

A new poem from poet and novelist Dominic Hoey.

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Music
Aug 16, 2018

Raw honesty and multisyllabic rhymes: Avantdale Bowling Club's 'Years Gone By'

The first album by Avantdale Bowling Club, the new moniker of rapper Tom Scott, is released tomorrow. Dominic Hoey (aka Tourettes) reviews the latest work by the rapper who over a decade ago was taking his demos to Tourettes shows.

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Music
Dec 7, 2017

Dominic ‘Tourettes’ Hoey’s Tour Diary Vol. 3: This is the end

The final report from a 16-town tour of New Zealand with Dominic 'Tourettes' Hoey, Skyscraper Stan and Josh Jugum. 

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Music
Nov 22, 2017

Dominic ‘Tourettes’ Hoey’s Tour Diary Vol. 2: ‘Arson is the new graffiti’

Dominic Hoey (aka Tourettes) reports from his 17-town tour of New Zealand with singer-songwriter Skyscraper Stan and side-kick Josh Jugum. 

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Music
Nov 15, 2017

Dominic ‘Tourettes’ Hoey’s Tour Diary Vol. 1: Idiots on tour

Dominic Hoey (aka Tourettes) reports from his 17-town tour of New Zealand with singer-songwriter Skyscraper Stan and side-kick Josh Jugum. 

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Music
Nov 1, 2017

Heart of Darkness in small town NZ: Dominic ‘Tourettes’ Hoey introduces his tour diary

This November Dominic Hoey and singer-songwriter Skyscraper Stan are playing 17 towns around New Zealand, and Hoey will be reporting from the road for The Spinoff. Here's what he expects to find.

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Music
Jun 23, 2017

All the music-related bits of Dominic Hoey’s novel Iceland (and a playlist!)

Dominic Hoey shares the music-related parts of his new novel Iceland and makes a playlist so you can play along while reading.

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Books
Jun 19, 2017

‘Iceland is far as you can get from here’: An essay by Dominic Hoey

A personal essay - and travelogue - by the Auckland rapper and poet about the strange making of his debut novel, Iceland.

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Music
Mar 22, 2017

Five disgusting ’90s Auckland flats, remembered

Rapper/poet/writer/drummer Dominic Hoey (aka Tourettes) remembers five shitty flats from his misspent youth.

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Books
Nov 18, 2016

The Friday poem: ‘Toast’ by Dominic Hoey

New verse by writer and singer, Dominic Hoey.

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