Issue 16

Susan Wardell: Red Zone Pie

2021 Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne Essay Prize: 1st place winner.  

This place is both a garden and a ruin.

David Vass: How Blue is Your River?

2021 Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne Essay Prize: 2nd place winner.  

Mata-au/Clutha River.          Before. As human beings, we seem to have a deep-rooted desire to connect with ‘real’ nature; it could easily be argued that we need to.

Feana Tu‘akoi: Ko Au Te Whenua, Ko Te Whenua, Ko Au: From Camping to Colonisation with Rita Angus

2021 Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne Essay Prize: 3rd place winner.  

I was never a fan of outside. My skin reacts to pretty much everything, I harbour a pathological hatred of exercise and I only have to think about the sun to get burnt.

Vaughan Rapatahana: Starbursts and Star Times: An Interview with Eileen Merriman

Eileen Merriman’s first young adult novel, Pieces of You, was published in 2017, and was a finalist in the NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults and a Storylines Notable Book.

Carly Thomas: Get Lost

I have to keep up. I’m not quite sure what would happen if I don’t so I have to keep up. I hate this park. It’s pretending to be the country but it’s the city and I hate the city.