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By tigtog on September 5, 2012
A poem by R.D. Laing
By blue milk on April 1, 2012
These are the words that made me love Adrienne Rich’s work: This is what living with children could be – without school hours, fixed routines, naps, the conflict of being both mother and wife with no room for being simply, myself. Driving home once, after midnight, from a late drive-in movie… with three sleeping children [...]
By blue milk on March 25, 2012
Dr Maya Angelou has changed autobiographical writing forever for all women, but especially for black women. I cannot tell you how much I love Dr Angelou’s poem, Still I Rise and there is something so special about hearing her recite the poem herself rather than reading it – you really get a sense of how [...]
By Mindy on January 20, 2012
Article on The Hairpin – Are women people?
By tigtog on February 21, 2011
Via Clementine Ford on FB, two great slam poetry performances from a few years ago.
By Lauredhel on December 28, 2010
Inspired by this FAIL in which Google autocompleted “can you eat” with “can you eat human flesh with wooden teeth”, I decided to start asking Google a few questions, and see what other people were searching for.
I think it makes a kind of poetry – and a kind of comment on the human condition.
By tigtog on February 23, 2006
Listening to Richard Glover on ABC702 this afternoon, I heard a poem I hadn’t heard for years, “The Australaise”. My dad read it to me long ago. By CJ Dennis, it was entered, tongue I imagine firmly in cheek, for a national anthem competition in 1908. Dennis revised it on the outbreak of the Great [...]