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The Interrobang: A Festival of Questions
Will the world be a safer place when more women occupy positions of power? Rukmini Callimachi and Anne Summers
Review: Southern Barbarians
It’s unusual for a new collection of poems to have an introduction. They often appear in a collected or selected poems, serving to frame a writer’s life and work; but I don’t recall seeing an introduction to an individual collection before John Mateer’s Southern Barbarians. The usual convention is that, aside from the obligatory blurbs, a single collection will autonomously speak for itself…
All the World’s a Poem
Today is World Poetry Day. To mark the occasion, we found this list of the 10 best American poems, this story of an animated screen adaptation of Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, we swooned at this collection of poetic graffiti, we discovered digital poetry, we got an update on Australian Poetry’s cafe poets, and we remembered a recent Daily on poetry in the Egyptian…
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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