Working with Words: Shastra Deo
We spoke with poet and author of The Agonist, Shastra Deo, about mecha pilots, conversations in retail and input/output phases of the writing process.
Working with Words: Andrew Sutherland
We spoke with writer and performance-maker Andrew Sutherland about fanfiction, the knowledge that RuPaul is fracking and finding silliness in high art.
OutLoud Secondary Digital Slam! 2020 Final
Are you ready to rhyme? Or is free verse your jam? Whatever your style, it's time to slam.
See what we did there? Yeah. We're presenting – definitely not competing in – this year’s OutLoud poetry slam final.
The annual competition sees secondary school students devising and performing original works of poetry and spoken word. There are three categories: Years…
Literary Lockdown: A Check-in with our Resident Organisations
The COVID-19 pandemic has made things pretty complicated (to put it mildly) for people who make, present and champion creative work. We caught up with some of our resident organisations to find out what they’ve been working on and what they’ve got planned, during today's restrictions and beyond.
UQP acquires Evelyn Araluen’s debut poetry collection
University of Queensland Press has recently announced the acquisition of Evelyn Araluen’s debut poetry collection, Dropbear.
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99 Year-Old Poet Becomes Bestseller
There are many writers who have found literary fame late in life. None, however, can match the late-career bloom that is Toyo Shibata. At the age of 99, she’s become one of Japan’s bestselling authors. What’s more, Reuters reports, she’s only been writing for the past 7 years, since back pain forced her to abandon her previous love, dancing.
Toyo Shibata was one of…
Metaphorical Guns for Hire
In the 1897 play Cyrano de Bergerac, the eponymous hero - a brilliant poet with an extremely large nose - improvises romantic poetry to help his friend seduce the woman they both love. With an entrepreneurial panache arguably untypical of poets, Australian Poetry have taken this idea to a whole new level. The Australian Poetry website is putting out a call to poets…
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