Michael Wilson’s peerless salute to those who made it (and those who didn’t) deserves to be consumed in one sitting, and plays best with wine and tissues handy.
We spoke with Tyehimba Jess, the Pulitzer Prize winner who inverts the poetry of hip hop and reflects on black culture.
Michael J Seidlinger’s Standard Loneliness Package is a compound of beautifully broken, wasted relationships. Bitterly, it forces you to examine your own failures.
In an age where we overanalyse art (and those who created it) to death, poetry is a singular force. It is what it is and forever has value because of it.
Sometimes, the mud sticks. Welsh poet Dylan Thomas will be forever known as a man who expired with a bottle in hand, but his final act belies his genius.
On this day in 1870, a possibly great Australian literature voice was silenced. If the ball had broken differently, we’d know the name Adam Lindsay Gordon.
Sadly, the legacy of the romantic poets is kept to lazy sitcom writers, woke teens and apathetic husbands. However, they deserve their day in court; read on…
To most of us, Clive Palmer is a man with too much money and too little sense. However, when we study his broad strokes, his real message becomes clear.
Sappho has many labels: the muse of thousand poets, the godmother of feminism, the pioneer of sexual freedom. But who was she?
With the Drover’s Wife back in the public eye, it’s best that we cover the troubled life and work of our own Henry Lawson.
In Holland, the city provides poets to give eulogies at funerals where no family is present. I recently attended one of these ceremonies
With Morrissey set to play in my hometown, that’s a problem. I love his music, but the man himself, not so much. Can you admire someone you dislike?
Poetry. Esoteric rubbish memorised by the pious, right? Well, not exactly. We’re delving into what makes it great, sans the pretence. First up, the Haiku
How much do I love thee? Well, guys, better just show me, because art for love’s sake can be a terrible idea if it’s bad.
With Loretta Barnard lost in the jungles of Myanmar, TBS Editor Mathew Mackie lends the KWYG treatment to the incomparable Paul Kelly.
Are you a poet?? This is the call-out for submissions to perform in Smart Arsing at The Studio, Sydney Opera House, March 3,4!
The Big Smoke is inviting all readers and contributors to apply to be part of an extraordinary live show during Mardi Gras week.
With Kobe Bryant putting down the basketball and picking up the quill, we got our own scribe, Loretta Barnard, to analyse his farewell poem.
Today is a day to remember those lost in The Great War, and as Loretta Barnard explains, no-one described the horror like poet Wilfred Owen.
A few weeks ago, Juliette Furio sat down with contemporary classical composer James Maher, and learned his creative passion lay just as much with words as it does music.