Tag: The Spinoff Review of Poetry

The Friday Poem: ‘On Intimacy’ by Sam Duckor-Jones

New verse by Featherston writer Sam Duckor-Jones.

Lies, damned lies, and Book Council data: a strange new survey on NZ’s reading habits

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.

The Friday Poem: ‘Some notes for critics’ by Tusiata Avia

New verse by Auckland writer Tusiata Avia, who will appear at the Christchurch WORD Festival this weekend.

The Friday Poem: ‘Constructive Criticism’ by Michael Hall

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.

The Thursday Poem: ‘breather’ by Tracey Slaughter

All week this week we present new verse, to celebrate National Poetry Day on Friday. Today's poet: Tracey Slaughter of Thames.

The Wednesday Poem: ‘The further you look’ by Sam Hunt

All week this week we present new verse, to celebrate Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day on Friday. Today's poet: Sam Hunt of Kaipara.

The Tuesday Poem: ‘Assimilation’ by Tayi Tibble

All week this week we present new verse, to celebrate National Poetry Day on Friday. Today's poet: Tayi Tibble of Kelburn.

The Monday Poem: ‘if I were a queen, I would start wars out of sexual frustration’ by Paula Harris

All week this week we present new verse, to celebrate National Poetry Day on Friday. Today's poet: Paula Harris of Palmerston North.

The Friday Poem: ‘Beside Loch Iffrin’ by Robin Robertson

New verse by Scottish poet Robin Robertson, who will appear at the Christchurch WORD literary festival and at LitCrawl in Wellington.

The Friday Poem: ‘That’s it’ by Helen Heath

New verse by Wellington writer Helen Heath.

The Friday Poem: ‘Our Lady’ by Carin Smeaton

New verse by Auckland writer Carin Smeaton.

The Friday Poem: ‘Night time words to Ruby’ by Elizabeth Smither

New verse by the winner of the 2018 Ockham New Zealand national book award prize for poetry, Elizabeth Smither.

Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending July 27

The week's bigget selling books at the Unity stores in Willis St, Wellington and High St, Auckland.

The Friday Poem: ‘Mum and Mary’ by Sam Hunt

New verse by Kaipara poet Sam Hunt.

Book of the Week: The revolutionary live email interview with Tayi Tibble

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.

The Friday Poem: ‘Witchy Wellington’ by CK Stead

New verse from Auckland writer CK Stead.

The Friday poem: ‘Lines from way back’ by Vincent O’Sullivan

New verse by Dunedin writer Vincent O'Sullivan.

The Friday Poem: ‘Jogging’ by Maggie Rainey-Smith

New verse by Eastbourne writer Maggie Rainey-Smith.

The Friday Poem: ‘Small Town Blues’ by Brian Turner

New verse by Oturehua writer Brian Turner.

The Friday Poem: ‘I want to get high my whole life with you’ by Hera Lindsay Bird

New love poetry by Wellington writer Hera Lindsay Bird.

The Friday Poem: ‘Keanu is afraid’ by Jane Arthur

New verse by Wellington writer Jane Arthur, who pocketed $5000 last week as winner of the 2018 Sarah Broom Poetry Prize.

The superstar in our midst: Hera Lindsay Bird takes London

Neil Young, our man in London, reports on Hera Lindsay Bird's appearance at the coolest bookstore belonging to the coolest literary magazine in the English-speaking world.

The Friday Poem: ‘Liking Similes’ by James Brown

New verse by Wellington writer James Brown

The Friday Poem: ‘The Hierarchy’ by Victor Billot

New verse by Dunedin writer Victor Billot.

The life and times of Gloria Rawlinson, New Zealand’s world famous ‘child poet’

All week this week the Spinoff Review of Books celebrates the rich, fascinating history of New Zealand literature. Today: Paula Green remembers Gloria Rawlinson, Auckland's 'famous young poet' of the 1930s. Postscript by Steve Braunias.