Paul Kelly: Love is Strong as Death
From Dorothy Porter to William Blake; Rumi to Ovid, Ono No Komachi to Ali Cobby Eckermann – poets of many stripes, and many eras, have shaped the life and work of iconic Australian musician and storyteller Paul Kelly.
In 2019, Kelly released Love is Strong as Death, a curated anthology of his favourite poems. This wide-ranging and moving collection…
Evelyn Araluen: Dropbear
'I told you this was a thirst so great it could carve rivers.'
Award-winning poet Evelyn Araluen’s fierce debut poetry collection, Dropbear, confronts the tropes and iconography of an unreconciled nation with biting satire and lyrical fury. Araluen offers an eloquent witness to the entangled present, an uncompromising provocation of history, and an embattled but redemptive hope for a…
Announcing the Winners of the 2021 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards
The winners of the 2021 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards have been announced tonight by the Minister for Creative Industries, Danny Pearson. For the first time, the Awards ceremony was held as a free online digital event.
The Leap Year
24 Clem Baade on the road less travelled
Clem Baade is a public servant and performer. He has worked for the Department of Human Services for thirty years, and this year, like many others, he moved his work and his art online. For the very last episode of The Leap Year, Clem talks to Sally about working with the DHHS and Rawcus Theatre, and how poetry has helped him through the pandemic.
With narration from Scott Limbrick and Robert Frost.
Love is Strong as Death: Poems spoken and sung by Paul Kelly
Introducing Love is Strong as Death: Poems spoken and sung by Paul Kelly, a special series of intimate performances.
The Leap Year
12 Luke Davies on solitude
Luke Davies is a poet, novelist and screenwriter, best known for Candy: A Novel of Love and Addiction, and the Academy Award-nominated film, Lion. This year, he has found himself alone in Los Angeles with the thing a writer wishes for most: all the time in the world. He speaks to Sally Warhaft about how he is passing these slow days, his feelings of America, and his deep longing for Australia.
Anything and everything in Poetry from across our archives.
Launch of a Thousand Sails
Last night the Wheeler Centre hosted the launch of Australian Poetry. The event’s evocative title, ‘A Thousand Sails’, was taken from a poem by Chinese-Australian poet Ouyang Yu, who used the image to describe the diversity of Australian poetry. Australian Poetry is the result of the merger between the Australian Poetry Centre and the NSW-based Poets Union.
Featuring poets Yvette Holt, Dagmar Leupold, Chris…
Ladbrokes Likes Our Les
Les Murray's latest, Taller When Prone
Poet Les Murray is favourite Australian in the race for the Nobel Prize according to British bookmakers Ladbrokes.
The bookies put Les Murray at an equal seventh in the running for the prize at 11/1 along with Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami. The current frontrunner is Swedish poet and translator Tomas Transtromer at 5/1. Two other Australian authors made…
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