Tag: The Spinoff Review of Poetry

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.

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.