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Norwich’s Fine Literary Pedigree
By Lisa Dempster
In addition to being a celebration of all things literary, one of the most exciting things about Melbourne being a UNESCO City of Literature is the potential for us to connect with a network of writers and thinkers from our sister literary cities around the globe. Currently there are five Cities of Literature - Edinburgh, Melbourne, Iowa City, Dublin and Reykjavik…
Slam Critic Slammed
Poetry’s fortunes in the wider world can seem grim at times but for lovers of poetry - its writers and readers - the form is more often than not little less than an obsession. As such, the poetry community can be deeply divided.
Last month, local slam poet Emilie Zoey Baker came into the Wheeler Centre to deliver an impassioned defence of slam poetry…
The Interrobang: A Festival of Questions
Why are so many people intimidated by poetry, but love song lyrics? Alan Brough
Soliciting Legislators of the Unacknowledged World
In ‘A Defence of Poetry’, an essay written in 1821 and published posthumously in 1840, English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley defined poets as “the unacknowledged legislators of the world”. Since then, one might say poets have become the legislators of the unacknowledged world. As part of its Poem of the Week series, Wheeler Centre resident organisation Australian Poetry is currently taking submissions from members…
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