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John Kinsella: Manus Island Protest November 3, 2017 3 Comments

New poetry by award winning Australian poet, John Kinsella.

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

Guy Rundle October 18, 2017 48 Comments

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

Jeff Sparrow September 10, 2015 1 Comment

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

Helen Razer January 29, 2015 8 Comments

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

Crikey January 21, 2014 3 Comments

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

Crikey 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)

Culture Mulcher 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

Richard Farmer June 8, 2012 4 Comments

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

Crikey February 13, 2012 35 Comments

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.

Controversy aside, snaps to Australian poets

Ben Eltham October 14, 2011 1 Comment

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.