Topic archives: poems

‘Rage, rage and the dying of the right’, a poem by Guy Rundle

September 25, 2017 12

Crikey endorses neither political violence nor tercets.

Old King Coal, an Australian nursery rhyme

February 2, 2017 1

An all-Australian nursery rhyme about the National Party, its hapless leader Barnaby Joyce, and the country's dutiful leader Malcolm Turnbull.

<em>Turning</em>: John Kinsella’s poetic take on those seeking asylum

Turning: John Kinsella’s poetic take on those seeking asylum

January 21, 2014 3

Award-winning poet John Kinsella offers a unique take on the asylum seeker situation befuddling politicians and the public. Crikey publishes his new poem Turning.

Evidently Deveny Town

May 6, 2010

A poem for Catherine Deveny. The fucking days are fucking long, it fucking gets you fucking down, evidently Deveny town...

“I thought about pizza”: a poem by Tim Holding, on the occasion of his rescue

September 4, 2009 3

On Feathertop Mountain -- to be sung as a Tom Waits dirge.

The wattle, the bottle and me

September 3, 2009 1

He's been plagiarised by Monty Pythons, but Richard Farmer still has a soft spot for wattle.

Knit one stanza, pearl one stanza

August 26, 2009

More than 800 knitters are currently knitting and crocheting 12 inch individual letters to create the world's first giant knitted poem. The selected poem is a secret, part of the centenary celebrations for the Poetry Society.