Articles by: Ali Alizadeh

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The Battleground of Contemporary Australian Poetry by Ali Alizadeh

Trading Art for Animosity

Informit: The battleground of Australian poetry

Trading art for animosity. Poetry in Australia seems to be enjoying something of a boom. Mainstream Australian cultural agents, such as they are, pay scant attention to the work of the country's contemporary poets-I can't recall a book of poetry ever being discussed on ABC TV's The Book Club-and the view of Australia as a relatively anti-intellectual, unliterary milieu persists, and yet thousands, perhaps tens of thousands of people regularly participate in the writing, performance,…