Topic archives: poetry

As drought threatens, the door opens onto dying trees

April 16, 2018 3

A poem by John Kinsella.

John Kinsella: Manus Island Protest

November 3, 2017 3

New poetry by award winning Australian poet, John Kinsella.

Rundle: why the middlebrow culturati declared war on HSC students over a poem

October 18, 2017 48

Gen X, Y and Z culture commanders have rallied the troops after a bunch of year 12 students expressed their dislike of a set text from their HSC exams. The horror!

Poetry slam: the tragic tale of the straight, white, underprivileged man

September 10, 2015 1

Poor white men, they never get any breaks, you know?

Razer’s Class Warfare: a literary analysis of Rupert Murdoch’s tweets

Razer’s Class Warfare: a literary analysis of Rupert Murdoch’s tweets

January 29, 2015 8

Gawker suggests Rupert Murdoch may tweet while drunk. But Helen Razer thinks there may be a more poetic explanation ...

<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.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

September 20, 2013

Albo and McGowan party on in Melbourne (separately) ... it's pens at 30 paces in Brisbane ... guess who's coming to dinner ...

Vale Seamus Heaney (1939-2013)

Vale Seamus Heaney (1939-2013)

September 5, 2013

WH Chong examines the great poet's work in the wake of his death earlier in the month.

Manic behaviour in the financial world

Manic behaviour in the financial world

June 8, 2012 4

Western economies displayed the same kind of manic behaviour as psychologically disturbed individuals in the run up to the 2008 credit crisis -- and it could happen again

Geoff Lemon: Gina, your poetic licence is revoked

February 13, 2012 35

As the editor of a long-running poetry journal, I thank Gina Rinehart for putting the noble art of verse in the media spotlight, writes Geoff Lemon, poet, author, satirist and editor of Going Down Swinging.