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The shortest lexicon

The shortest lexicon

Poet John Kinsella on Senator Pauline Hanson's 'it's OK to be white' motion on Monday.

On the bare earth

On the bare earth

An emphatic rejection of Australian senator Fraser Anning’s 'maiden' parliamentary [hate] speech by poet John Kinsella.

John Kinsella: Manus Island Protest

John Kinsella: Manus Island Protest

New poetry by award winning Australian poet, John Kinsella.

Rundle: why the middlebrow culturati declared war on HSC students over a poem

Rundle: why the middlebrow culturati declared war on HSC students over a poem

Gen X, Y and Z culture commanders have rallied the troops after a bunch of year 12 students expressed their dislike of a set text from their HSC exams. The horror!

Poetry slam: the tragic tale of the straight, white, underprivileged man

Poetry slam: the tragic tale of the straight, white, underprivileged man

Poor white men, they never get any breaks, you know?

Razer’s Class Warfare: a literary analysis of Rupert Murdoch’s tweets

Razer’s Class Warfare: a literary analysis of Rupert Murdoch’s tweets

Gawker suggests Rupert Murdoch may tweet while drunk. But Helen Razer thinks there may be a more poetic explanation ...

<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.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Albo and McGowan party on in Melbourne (separately) ... it's pens at 30 paces in Brisbane ... guess who's coming to dinner ...

Vale Seamus Heaney (1939-2013)

Vale Seamus Heaney (1939-2013)

WH Chong examines the great poet's work in the wake of his death earlier in the month.