Tag: The Spinoff Review of Poetry

Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending February 1

The only published and available best-selling book chart in New Zealand is the top 10 best-seller list recorded every week at the Unity Books’ stores in Willis St, Wellington and High St, Auckland.

A brief note on feelings by our new poetry editor Ashleigh Young

Ashleigh Young talks about her feelings as she steps into her new role as poetry editor at The Spinoff Review of Books.

Official proclamation: The 20 best poetry books of 2018

All week this week we present the 20 best books of the year. Today: the 20 best collections of poetry.

The Friday Poem: ‘Hawaiki’ by Bob Orr

New poetry by Thames writer Bob Orr.

Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending December 7

Only 18 shopping days till Xmas, for God's sake! Find what you're looking for by perusing the week's best-selling books at the Unity stores in High St, Auckland, and Willis St, Wellington.

The 2018 Spinoff Review of Books Awards for New Zealand Literature

New Zealand literature! What is it, who reads it, and why does it exist? Some or none or all of these questions are about to be answered in the third annual Spinoff Review of Books literary awards.

The Friday Poem: ‘Yes or No’ by Steven Toussaint

New poetry by Auckland writer Steven Toussaint.

The Friday Poem: ‘My mother’ by Jenny Blood

New verse by Pt Chevalier writer Jenny Blood.

The state of New Zealand poetry in 2018

Book of the Week: In which Spinoff Review of Books literary editor Steve Braunias commissions Murray Edmond to review an anthology of New Zealand poetry published by Steve Braunias.

The Friday Poem: ‘what the poem isn’t allowed to do’ by essa may ranapiri

New verse by Kirikiriroa writer essa may ranapiri.

The author with the best haircut in world literature has arrived in New Zealand

The star of Wellington's awesome LitCrawl event this weekend is poet Kaveh Akbar, who has a great haircut.

The Friday Poem: ‘Ode to Auckland’ by Ian Wedde

New verse by Auckland writer Ian Wedde.

The Friday Poem: ‘A new song of allegiance’ by Murray Edmond

New verse by Auckland writer Murray Edmond.

The Friday Poem: ‘1’ by Courtney Sina Meredith

New verse by Auckland writer Courtney Sina Meredith.

The Friday Poem: ‘Release’ by Chris Tse

New verse by Wellington writer Chris Tse.

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.