October 22, 2009
"LISN bud LISN" -- can you tell the difference between words written by American poet E.E Cummings and comments posted on YouTube? Take McSweeney's quick quiz.
September 11, 2009 9
A nautical but nice poem by Crikey laureate Guy Rundle.
August 28, 2009
Kristen Hoggatt, The Smart Set's poet advice columnist, is asked by a dying woman for some poetic consolation. The response is surprising.
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.
August 5, 2009 23
Australian Literary Review have published another whopper Clive James poem. His poetry is "self-parodic" and "depressingly bad" , sighs Guy Rundle.
July 29, 2009
"Master thespian" William Shatner reads Sarah Palin's resignation speech as it was truly intended to be performed: as a beat poem.
June 26, 2009 7
An ode to Jacko.
June 24, 2009
Mickey, Mickey, no. Your lunacy can charm, yes. But you need a shirt. The Go Fug Girls counsel the sartorially unhinged actor.
June 15, 2009
Last week, Israeli newspaper Hareetz gave their journos the day off, and let some of the country's most prominent writers and poets cover the news for an entire day. Here is the whole day's edition.
June 12, 2009
Haaretz has experimented with article writing, sending out poets to cover Israel's news. For Book Week, all the reporters’ notebooks were handed over to poets and novelists, except for the sports section.
May 27, 2009
The Guardian talks to poet Ruth Padel about the smear campaign that resulted in her resignation as Oxford University's Professor of Poetry.
May 21, 2009
Britain's Poet Laurete, Carol Ann Duffy, has reluctantly started work on a poem about recent events.
May 5, 2009
Aaron Goldstein enters the competition for most original take on Obama's 100 days. Includes a poem called All Barack & No Bite
May 5, 2009
In today’s editorial meeting while everyone was talking about the ETS. So I wrote a poem, writes Mr Onthemoon.
April 28, 2009
Question remains: is there anything the Brits won't bet on?