How do you write about what’s so often unspoken? How do you raise your voice to be heard when there is so much noise to cut through? Editor Janet McAllister is joined by contributing essayists Tulia Thompson and Tui Gordon to dissect their collection Life on Volcanoes and the myriad of topics it traverses, from cultural identity to sexual politics to poverty.
Janet McAllister, editor of Life on Volcanoes is a cultural and social commentator and former Pantograph Punch editor, who toured Auckland’s 55 public libraries for the NZ Herald 2016–2018.
Tui Gordon, Life on Volcanoes essayist, lives in the bushy eastern armpit of Palm Beach, Waiheke Island. She is one of the collective behind Revolutionary Women: A Book of Stencils (PM Press, 2010) which extended her original 2005 zine of the same name, and was published in-house at Cherry Bomb Comics.
Tulia Thompson, Life on Volcanoes essayist, is a sociologist, poet, fiction writer, award-winning creative non-fiction writer and author of children’s fantasy adventure Josefa and the Vu (2007, Huia).
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