Biter by Claudia Jardine
harold coutts is back to cut their teeth on the new collection of work ‘Biter’ from Claudia Jardine.
Becoming an AUP New Poet
What’s it like to become of of AUP’s new poets? Frequent bad apple contributor harold talks to their experience joining this star-studded cohort of local poets. Plus, one of their poems featured in AUP New Poets 9.
A Lack of Good Sons by Jake Arthur
harold coutts is back with their monthly book review. This month sees harold return to poetry with their attention grabbed by Jake Arthur’s ‘A Lack of Good Sons’, hooked, line and sinker.
Tauhou by Kōtuku Titihuia Nuttall
In their first book review for 2023, harold bring us a little peak into ‘Tauhou’, the debut novel by Māori/Coast Salish writer Kōtuku Titihuia Nuttall.
Confessions from the Sick Bay — A Review
Crude Common Denominator Pleb Trash Baseline Urge Ass Poetry: Confessions from the Sick Bay. Possibly the book with the longest name that Harold has ever reviewed for bad apple. Intrigued?
Roll & Break by Adrienne Jansen
As people of Aotearoa we are intrinsically tied to the sea. Adrienne Jansen explores this relationship in her new poetry collection, ‘Roll & Break’ and Harold takes a dip into these new waters.
We’re All Made of Lightning by Khadro Mohamed
“If this book were fire, I would burn myself on it daily.” Harold reviews Khadro Mohamed’s poetry collection ‘We’re All Made of Lightning’. Putting in words feelings they’ve returned to repeatedly since first reading the collection.
Concrete facades crumble, vines reach out and roots find purchase in the breaks between harold’s stanzas.
Slow Down, You’re Here by Brannavan Gnanalingam
harold is back on their bullshit and here with a book that flipped the script on what they expected—Slow Down, You’re Here.
No Other Place to Stand
No Other Place to Stand is an upcoming anthology of poetry on the topic of climate change edited by Jordan Hamel, Rebecca Hawkes, Erik Kennedy and Essa Ranapiri. harold gets to peek inside before its launch on July 14.