Topic archives: poetry

QUIZ: YouTube comments or E.E. Cummings poetry?

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.

Rundle’s poem of the week

September 11, 2009 9

A nautical but nice poem by Crikey laureate Guy Rundle.

Poem for the dying

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.

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.

On the awfulness of Clive James

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.

William Shatner reads Sarah Palin’s farewell speech

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.

In the teenage bedrooms of the mind

June 26, 2009 7

An ode to Jacko.

Haiku for Mickey Rourke

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.

Writers and poets take over Hareetz: the full edition

Writers and poets take over Hareetz: the full edition

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.

Authors and poets write the news

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.

Ruth Padel video: Scandals in poetry? Oh noetry!

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.

Poet Laureate resists Westminster rhymes

May 21, 2009

Britain's Poet Laurete, Carol Ann Duffy, has reluctantly started work on a poem about recent events.

100 days of Obama in poetry

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

In which First Dog writes a poem…

May 5, 2009

In today’s editorial meeting while everyone was talking about the ETS. So I wrote a poem, writes Mr Onthemoon.

Betting closes on Britain’s next poet laureate

April 28, 2009

Question remains: is there anything the Brits won't bet on?