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Australian Poetry in your Phone
Wheeler Centre resident organisation Australian Poetry has launched its own iPhone app. The app aims to be a one-stop shop for Australian poetry: “We would like to list all leading Australian poets, poetry organisations, poetry publishers, poetry prizes and all relevant associated entities and resources.” Poets and organisations not currently listed in the app can apply to be included with the next update. The…
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…
The Interrobang: A Festival of Questions
Why are so many people intimidated by poetry, but love song lyrics? Alan Brough
Last Words for Peter Porter
The passing of Peter Porter in April created an absence in Australian poetry that many are still mourning.
His obituary in the Guardian quoted Porter’s poetic maxim from the 1960s “What I have written, I have written, and I do the best I can.” which was followed-up by reader’s letters.
The Australian ran their obituary which created several inspiring responses. Alex Miller wrote of…
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