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Oct 14, 2011

Controversy aside, snaps to Australian poets

Australian poetry is suddenly the subject of considerable debate. While there's controversy over a new poetry anthology by UNSW Press, there's wider optimism over the health of poetry more generally.

Ben Eltham — <em>Crikey</em> arts commentator

Ben Eltham

Crikey arts commentator

University of Sydney academic and poet Peter Minter didn’t mince words. “My position is basically this anthology is an outrageously fraudulent neo-colonial vanity project,” he told the Australian Poetry Symposium on October 1.

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  1. JamesH

    While we’re on the topic, I’d like to give a shoutout to my old friend Kate Middleton (no, not that Kate Middleton) who was just appointed Sydney’s first City Poet. How about lining her up for an interview, Ben?

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