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Tony Birch says Mango poem controversy exposes student entitlement

Tony Birch says Mango poem controversy exposes student entitlement

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.

Rundle: remembering the smell of lamb stew in Fitzroy’s badlands

Rundle: remembering the smell of lamb stew in Fitzroy’s badlands

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.

<em>Turning</em>: John Kinsella’s poetic take on those seeking asylum

Turning: John Kinsella’s poetic take on those seeking asylum

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’s quills at ten paces as Australian Poetry director walks

It’s quills at ten paces as Australian Poetry director walks

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.