Better off Read – Sound Series COMING SOON!!

I'm extremely excited to announce the Better off Read - Sound Series! This season of ten podcasts exploring the relationships between sound and literature will be available an episode a week from 28 July. In the Sound Series I'll be talking to 18 writers, musicians and other artists about how sound features in their work. … Continue reading Better off Read – Sound Series COMING SOON!!

Ep 72: Sinead Overbye talks to Pip Adam about Bernardine Evaristo’s novel ‘Girl, Woman, Other’

Sinead Overbye I am grateful to Sinead Overbye for a lot of things. She's an amazing writer, she is amazing advocate and she does amazing work supporting and strengthening communities around publishing projects like Stasis Journal and Te Rito o te Harakeke: A collection of writing for Ihumātao I am also grateful to her for … Continue reading Ep 72: Sinead Overbye talks to Pip Adam about Bernardine Evaristo’s novel ‘Girl, Woman, Other’

Ep 71: Jackson Nieuwland talks to Pip Adam about Crispin Best’s ‘gently’ and Jackson Nieuwland’s ‘I am a photographer.’

In this episode, Jackson Nieuwland and I have a talk about two poems. 'gently' by Crispin Best which you can read here Crispin Best also has a beautiful website here And Jackson's poem 'I am a photographer', which comes from their new book I am a human being which is available for pre-order at Compound … Continue reading Ep 71: Jackson Nieuwland talks to Pip Adam about Crispin Best’s ‘gently’ and Jackson Nieuwland’s ‘I am a photographer.’

Ep 70: Oscar Upperton talks to Pip Adam about Bill Manhire’s ‘Kevin’ and Oscar Upperton’s ‘Two Thieves’

  Oscar Upperton's New Transgender Blockbusters is one of my favourite poetry collections in a long time. It's a stunning piece of work. I spoke to Oscar about Bill Manhire's poem 'Kevin' which appears in Manhire's Lifted  (Wellington: Victoria University Press, 2005) Then we spoke about Oscar's poem 'Two Thieves' which is the last poem in … Continue reading Ep 70: Oscar Upperton talks to Pip Adam about Bill Manhire’s ‘Kevin’ and Oscar Upperton’s ‘Two Thieves’

Short Red Exercises (3) Oulipo Week!

Oulipo (French pronunciation: ​[ulipo], short for French: Ouvroir de littérature potentielle; roughly translated: "workshop of potential literature") is a loose gathering of (mainly) French-speaking writers and mathematicians who seek to create works using constrained writing techniques. It was founded in 1960 by Raymond Queneau and François Le Lionnais. Other notable members have included novelists Georges … Continue reading Short Red Exercises (3) Oulipo Week!