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Editorial

By The Three Lamps

Kia ora and welcome to our third issue of The Three Lamps Journal (T3L).

T3Books takes us along journeys far-flung and intimate: a road trip from Auckland to Levin, the exile of the Koryo-Saram people of the Vladivostok area to Kazakhstan, the unravelling of a marriage. It’s a stunning showcase of titles launched this year from authors Ruby Porter (Attraction), Rosetta Allan (The Unreliable People), and Heidi North (We are tiny beneath the light), who are all graduates of our MCW Programme. Read their extracts, then dive into our blog to discover the stories behind the scenes.

There’s equally exhilarating work to be found in the contributions of our other alumni, current undergraduates, and masters students. T3Stories features a family amidst the backdrop of an electric company strike in Manila, students exploring an abandoned house in Dublin, a subdivision war involving rose bushes.

T3Poets showcases three poets, T3Essays offers three pieces of creative nonfiction, T3Shorts are vignettes of our present, and of imagined futures. Passive-aggressive robots, a protest in the rain, an unflinching look into a mother-daughter relationship, and boxes and boxes of Taytos are just a few of our samplers to unwrap.

We’ll also continue to post regularly on The Three Lamps blog, so keep checking these pages for stories, news, and upcoming events.

About The Three Lamps

The Three Lamps is named for an old Auckland landmark that used to stand at the top of College Hill – a gathering place where the trams turned, speakers drew crowds, and the city met the suburbs. Editors are Paula Morris (Chief), Angelique Kasmara (Prose), Hebe Kearney (Poetry).