A WIDOWER whose tear-jerking poem about loneliness inspired Dame Esther Rantzen to help millions in the same boat has been crowned citizen of the year. War hero Bob Lowe was given the honour in recognition of his charity work, which includes volunteering for The Silver Line, a round-the-clock helpline for isolated older people.
Everyone wants to get in on the Stephen King business, but what do you do when most King novels and stories have already been adapted or optioned? You turn to a Stephen King poem! Now, King’s poem The Bone Church will be developed as a TV series. The blockbuster success of It has turned Stephen King adaptations […]
Yes, you read that right. Easyjet has launched the first ever poetry competition that must be submitted on an in-flight sick bag. Inspired by a real message left by a lovely passenger on recent flight, the airline discovered that passengers have been penning loving rhymes and verses for other passengers to find. The competition has […]
The full text of her speech is below. It really is not to be missed. It’s 2009 and I’m 14 and I’m cryingNot really sure where I am but I’m holding the hand of my best friend SamIn the waiting room of a Planned ParenthoodThe air is sterile and clean, and the walls are that […]
James D. Morgan/Getty Images for P&O Cruises Australia Earlier this year we had Martin Whetton, Senior Rates Strategist at ANZ Bank, appear on our Devils and Details podcast to talk all things interest rates. It was undoubtedly one of our best shows of the year, thanks to the vast knowledge and experience he was able […]
BuzzFeed News; Getty Images Have you seen those new posts flooding LinkedIn? The ones that look like this? One sentence. One paragraph. A dull personal anecdote. A clichéd life lesson. But what are they? And why are they on an employment-oriented social networking service… That we occasionally visit to chuckle over lousy job leads? Those […]
Australian students are abusing an award-winning writer after her poem was included in a high school graduation exam. Ellen van Neerven’s Mango is one of many poems that feature in her latest collection Comfort Food. Earlier this year, the book was shortlisted for the 2017 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. On Monday morning Australian students opened […]
SHUTTERSTOCK Deborah Alma travels the country as the Emergency Poet MANY of us have not picked up a poetry book since we left the classroom and – to be honest – considered it more of a pain than a pleasure even then. But why not take down that anthology gathering dust on the shelf and […]