Poems sing to us that life really matters, now.
You don’t have to understand or even like every poem you read.
Breaking through the world of male Irish poetics, Boland was a fierce, feminist voice that was decidedly Irish.
Scotland’s ‘makar’ and quiet man of poetry continues to be loved, read, taught and celebrated 100 years after his birth.
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From humble beginnings, poet Bruce Dawe became a genial voice, capturing everyday humanity with wry focus. For many Australians, he provided a first taste of verse.
To foreigners, he was a fellow traveler who recognized the plight of the oppressed.
Written from prison, the new book of poems by the writer, academic and activist shows her fire but also her deep love for Uganda.
Award-winning playwright Stephen House turned to poetry to capture glimpses of life. He writes verse until his composition ‘feels right’.
In urban Namibia, performance poetry provides a safe space for women to share their experiences and challenge traditional ideas.
We created a reading-machine that finds poetry hidden in plain sight in popular books. In doing so, we are exploring Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning and reading in a digitised world.
A creative writing project in South Australian prisons shows those inside can be eloquent, expressive and reflective.
Katherine Bradley and Edith Cooper were aunt and niece as well as lovers who published under a male pseudonym.
Holocaust poetry has been written for the last 90 years by people all over the world, in many different languages and by many different groups.
Clive James will be remembered for his dry wit, distinctive voice and his unlikely yet hugely appealing screen presence.
From art that centres the African-American experience to feminist retellings, the British Museum’s new exhibition explores culture’s enduring fascination with the legend of Troy
The WA based publisher has a strong commitment to Australian poetry, publishing both ‘big name’ writers and smaller voices.
His legacy connects a great swathe of modern popular culture.
Images of wildfires are powerful, but can make climate catastrophe seem like something spectacular and distant. So some artists are focusing on the plants and bugs in our immediate surroundings.
Memorising poetry is a kind of long-term investment. To take a poem with us so we can truly know it, we must know it by heart.