The dear old Book Council has released its annual survey of New Zealand reading habits, and claims that on average we read 35 books a year. 35! Danyl Mclauchlan asks what the devil is going on.
It's Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day! All week this week we've presented new verse on the delicate subject of fucking; today, we present a poem of much greater significance and importance, by Michael Hall of Dunedin.
All week this week we present new verse, to celebrate National Poetry Day on Friday. Today's poet: Paula Harris of Palmerston North.
Spinoff Review of Books editor Steve Braunias revives the revolutionary live email interview with a new star of New Zealand literature - the wildly talented Tayi Tibble.