Speak its name
A pop poem mash-up of The Ronettes’ ‘Be My Baby’ and Lord Alfred Douglas’ ‘Two Loves’ from Poet Laureate Chris Tse.
Po’ Boys and Oysters — A Review
“Po’ Boys and Oysters” is a groundbreaking piece of theatre from Estelle Chout and the folks at Black Creatives Aotearoa. It finally debuted at The Basement last week after years of COVID delays. Octavius Jones was welcomed along to clue us in on how the debut went.
E4E (she’s so masc)
Boundaries of masculinity and femininity, domesticity and disarray blend in this poem of friendship.
THE MORNING AFTER THE ORGY
“How to capture in words the way you look with your head thrown back onto the pillow & the sun streaming in through the window the morning after the orgy …”
“I woke up from a very sweet—but also wildly revealing—dream with a gah in my larynx. Dreams, non-lexical utterances and brain analogies seem to be my primary modes of expression/discernment at the moment, especially when it comes to love. I’d rather just kiss them.”
Qtopia Pride Ball 2022 — Queer Euphoria
In Ōtautahi, queer youth have a chance to shine on the dancefloor with those they love and care about at the annual Qtopia Pride Ball. This year, Sidney Wong had the chance to address the attendees and shares his words with us.
Everyone Is Everyone Except You by Jordan Hamel
Resident bookworm harold reviews Jordan Hamel’s Everyone Is Everyone Except You. Fawning appropriately.
Heartstopper: An LGBT+ Show Made the Right Way
Netflix’s overwhelmingly popular new show Heartstopper has found itself fans all over the world. Queer high schooler Jude let’s us know why Heartstopper is important to them.
An Interview with Fat Kitty Cafe
Editorial Board member Sophie has a chat with Amelia and Jarrad from Fat Kitty about running a queer-friendly, sober, cafe in Tāmaki Makaurau.
Ass & Assonance
Sweat, sex, lip gloss, nectar. An assonance of want and need from Kayla Allison.