Poetry

Geoff Page is Poet of the Month

Australian Book Review
Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Which poets have most influenced you? Important early influences included Bruce Dawe, David Campbell, and Judith Wright, along with Americans such as William ...

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The last two lines of Tony Page's Dawn the Proof (Hybrid Publishers, $25 pb, 87 pp, 9781925272239) ask 'how to seize / the grains of now'. One of Page's (implicit) ...

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Do people hate poetry, as the title of Ben Lerner's terrific book-sized essay implies? In Lerner's account, poetry is associated with hatred and contempt, even by ...

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Stephen Edgar reviews 'Collected Poems' by Vikram Seth

Stephen Edgar
Thursday, 21 July 2016

In one of the poems in Summer Requiem, the most recent of the books in this capacious volume, Seth recalls when he decided to write, 'What even today puzzles me ...

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Jill Jones is Poet of the Month

Australian Book Review
Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Jill Jones is Poet of the Month in the June-July issue of Australian Book Review.

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Reading these three books in April, it was impossible not to see in them flashes of what Ross McMullin has described in war artist Will Dyson's drawings from World War I ...

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'Mick and Bianca Jagger, Newlyweds' by David McCooey

David McCooey
Tuesday, 24 May 2016

We are in the back of the Bentley;
the church and the Riviera crowds
are behind us. The sunroof is open ...

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'Woodwind Ode' by Sharon Olds

Sharon Olds
Tuesday, 24 May 2016

When the temperature drops, and the wind begins
to moan, through the coils of the air conditioner,
and I wonder how the wind chooses ...

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In this episode of the Australian Book Review's States of Poetry Podcast, state editor Peter Goldsworthy introduces the 2016 New South Wales poets: Aidan Coleman, Jelena Dinic, Jill Jones, Kate Llewellyn, Kat Bolton, and Thom Sullivan.

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Jordie Albiston is Poet of the Month

Thursday, 28 April 2016

WHICH POETS HAVE MOST INFLUENCED YOU?

Emily Dickinson, for her economy; Shakespeare, for his geometric patterning; Elizabeth Bishop, for her precision; Manley Hopkins, for his extravagant tensions; Jorie Graham, for her sustained experimentation with form; Lewis Carroll, for his rhythms; Dr Seuss, for his irrepressible sense of whimsy, and the absurd.

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