He was a poet who reached across the aeons to Homer, yet he lived in a land which has never willingly taken a single poem to its heart.
In the aftermath of HSC students' vilification of poet Ellen van Neerven, we speak to author and academic Tony Birch about education, poetry, and online abuse.
Pi.O. wears the uniform of inner-city artists I remember from the '80s, op-shop suit jacket and jeans, but he has the attitude and approach of what someone once called the "four grey-suited men of modernism", writes Guy Rundle.
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.
It may not quite be Lord Tennyson's Charge of the Light Brigade but the recent ructions inside Australia's peak poetry body have left some literary insiders scratching their heads at how it has quite come to this.