Episode 41: Rachel O’Neill and Pip Adam talk about The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson

In this, our last episode for 2016, Rachel O’Neill and Pip Adam talk about Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts

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Rachel is amazing. You can read and see her amazingness on her website here

If you enjoyed listening to people talk about The Argonauts you might be interested in the Book Club being run as part of the Tuatara Open Late event at City Gallery Wellington next week

This episode includes music by Akashic Records which was licensed under Creative Commons and made available from Jamendo Music

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Episode 41: Rachel O’Neill and Pip Adam talk about The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson

Episode 40: Starling

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Starling is an online literary journal showcasing the best new poetry and prose from young New Zealand writers.

As part of LitCrawl this Saturday (12 November 2016) Starling will be presenting Open Hearts: New Writing from Starling.

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Image: RŪAUMOKO by Miriama Grace-Smith

To celebrate this we spoke with Founder/Editor and writer, Louise Wallace, and Co-Editor and writer Francis Cooke.

This episode also includes readings from:

Sophie van Waardenberg

Claudia Jardine

Nina Powles

Rebecca Hawkes

Sharon Lam

Lily Ng

This episode includes sounds released under Creative Commons licenses from Freesound.org

Thanks to Freesound users: spoonbender

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Episode 40: Starling

Episode 39: Helen Lehndorf and Pip Adam talk about Sketchbooks by Derek Jarman

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Helen Lehndorf

In this episode I talk to Helen Lehndorf.

Helen is a poet. Her book The Comforter is published by Seraph Press

She she has just release her new book,  Write to the Centre with Haranui Press

I got together with Helen to talk about Sketchbooks a book about the visual journals of Derek Jarman.

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Helen’s friend the amazing artist/writer/designer Sarah Laing created this amazing image of Helen in the arms of Derek Jarman

You can read more about Helen here including a great post about her journals.

You can see Derek Jarman’s music videos for The Smiths here and here

And here is Sarah Laing’s website, which is awesome and includes an awesome post about Helen and her new book.

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Episode 39: Helen Lehndorf and Pip Adam talk about Sketchbooks by Derek Jarman

Episode 38: Lee Posna and Pip Adam talk about Arboretum

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Lee Posna’s collection of poetry Arboretum  will be launched on 17 October at 17 Tory Street at 6pm by FIR Press which you can read about here

Lee’s work has appeared previously published by Compound Press and in the journal Minarets

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Lee Posna

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Episode 38: Lee Posna and Pip Adam talk about Arboretum

Episode 37: Sugar Magnolia Wilson and Pip Adam talk about Chasing Great: Richie McCaw

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Sugar Magnolia Wilson is an amazing poet and you can read one of her poems here

She is also one of the editors of Sweet Mammalian

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Sugar and I got together to talk about Chasing Great a recent biopic about Richie McCaw one of our most successful All Black captains.

This episode includes music by Brent McIntyre. You can listen to more of Brent’s music on Soundcloud

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Episode 37: Sugar Magnolia Wilson and Pip Adam talk about Chasing Great: Richie McCaw

 

Episode 36: Nick Ascroft and Pip Adam talk about Throwback 2007

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Photograph by Grant Maiden

Nick is an amazing poet and he has a new poetry book, Back with the Human Condition coming out on October 13 this year.

However, what 2016 is proving is that Nick can also tell you How to Win at 5-a-Side and that he is pretty awesome to talk to and read about music.

Throwback 2007 comes out later this year and is the first in series which celebrates the yearly mix tapes and play lists Nick has been making for ages.

You can listen to the playlist for 2007 here

There are two songs not here but on the playlist here they are on YouTube:

The Verlaines Midlife Crisis

The View The Don (Dirty)

And here is the video Nick talks about I’m Lame by The Sneaks

And here is a video of Malcolm Middleton’s We’re All Going to Die almost a Christmas number one – kinda.

This episode includes music by Brent McIntyre. You can listen to more of Brent’s music on Soundcloud

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Episode 36: Nick Ascroft and Pip Adam talk about 

Episode 35: Emma Hislop and Pip Adam talk about The Mare by Mary Gaitskill

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In this episode awesomely talented fiction writer Emma Hislop and I got together to talk about Mary Gaitskill’s novel The Mare.

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You can read Emma’s work here in Turbine and also, recently, in Sport 44 and IKA 4

This episode includes music by CHĒĒZΠ which was licensed under Creative Commons and made available from Jamendo Music

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Episode 35: Emma Hislop and Pip Adam talk about The Mare by Mary Gaitskill