In his latest collection, Revenants, an award-winning poet roams across personal, historical, geographical and cultural terrain.
How do you write a poem with someone else? John Kinsella has collaborated with musician Thurston Moore, Yamaji poet Charmaine Papertalk Green and Ghanaian-Jamaican Kwame Dawes. He offers some clues.
A new collection of non-fiction by one of Australia’s greatest poets enriches our understanding of her legacy.
Evelyn Araluen’s award-winning book Dropbear is a sizzling collection of poetry and prose that is both deeply funny and deadly serious.
For the first time, only one novel has been shortlisted, amid works of poetry, essays and graphic fiction. They tackle big issues - racism, grief, sexual abuse - but are leavened by joy.
The poems in The Honey of Man may cast a harsh light on human cruelties and stupidities, but they avoid hopelessness or helplessness.
Poetry might seem like an odd way to communicate science research but the literary form can help engage a wide group of people
David Brooks considers the early work of one of Australia’s most prolific poets.
A poet speaks to how his love of history has shaped his work.
In the middle of a brutal war, poetry asserts its value, challenging the darkness and inhumanity.
Can a poem tell us more about the past than a history book?
Poetry can unite people when all seems lost. The Conversation US has pulled together four articles from its archives that speak on the power of poetry.
In Killernova, celebrations of history, nature and heritage are tinged with despair at contemporary degradation of nature, bringing catastrophic loss.
Coal-mining communities are disappearing in the UK so it’s more important than ever to authentically document their way of life.
A close friend of John Curtin, Dame Mary Gilmore wrote poems on topics such as colonial violence and the plight of the koala. How has her great, great nephew, Scott Morrison, chosen to remember her?
As conversations about literary representation evolve, so does the Stella Prize. Five of the 12 authors on the tenth Stella Prize longlist are Indigenous, one is non-binary, and genre is in the mix.
Two poems that were originally excised from ‘Ariel,’ Plath’s seminal poetry collection, vividly channel the painful experience of losing an unborn child.
There was a real man behind the swashbuckling hero who was as deft at sparring with his pen and sword as Rostand’s hero.
‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’ is one of the most famous American poems. But who wrote it?
Many early stories praise her work ethic and devotion. But with Mrs. Claus usually hitting the North Pole’s glass ceiling, some writers started to push back.