SADDAM Hussein’s Iraqi regime had an Australian aid worker killed as part of a state-sponsored terror program that also considered a plan to “eliminate” Australian-educated Martin Indyk, the former US ambassador to Israel. Read the rest of this entry »
Daily Archives: March 22, 2008
There is no doubt whatsoever that Patrick Buckridge is suffering from galloping nostalgia, even if in defence of a good cause, when he goes in to bat for poetry on ABC: Poetry: better than texting!
It’s a strange thing, but in the current enthusiasm for creative writing courses in Australian universities, poetry – the oldest of the literary art forms – has been left out in the cold.
In Brisbane, for example, Griffith, UQ and QUT all teach full Creative Writing programs, but I’ve heard of only one poetry-composition course (irregularly offered by the Brisbane poet Ross Clarke at QUT.) Read the rest of this entry »