The death of the Australian poet Les Murray at the age of 80 is a profound loss for his family and friends. It is also a great loss for literature, writes David McCooey.
As a teenager in 1983, Halee Cosar wanted to ask for an extra minute's silence to honour the Turkish soldiers at Gallipoli. Now she's a teacher, and she wants her students to stand for two minutes.
Solli Raphael doesn't think politicians have a good grasp on the world around them, and they're wasting their public platform. So the 13-year-old champion slam poet is taking matters into his own hands.
A member of the Stolen Generations and a survivor of domestic violence, drug and alcohol addiction, unemployment and homelessness, Ali Cobby Eckermann will next month head to Yale University to receive the largest financial reward in the poetry world.