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Rundle’s poem of the week

Guy Rundle September 11, 2009 9 Comments

A nautical but nice poem by Crikey laureate Guy Rundle.

Poem for the dying

Crikey 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

Crikey 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

Guy Rundle August 5, 2009 23 Comments

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

Crikey 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

Guy Rundle June 26, 2009 7 Comments

An ode to Jacko.

Haiku for Mickey Rourke

Crikey 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

Crikey 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

Crikey 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!

Crikey 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.