keywords: Gerard Manley Hopkins

  • AUSTRALIA

    Gerard Manley Hopkins on advocacy and pests

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 25 November 2019
    5 Comments

    Hopkins' words highlight how difficult it is for poets or lesser human beings to focus consistently on the particularity of each human being, let alone of each being in the world. Yet this is a necessary condition for recognising the claim that each person and the world make on us. It is no wonder that we sometimes falter in our commitment.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The woman who got me into Ned Kelly’s funeral

    • Martin Flanagan
    • 02 July 2018
    6 Comments

    We share a love of poetry, having come to Gerard Manley Hopkins from opposite directions, her from religious ecstasy, me from the dark sonnets. In the 1980s we met, in a shelter for Aboriginal women in Collingwood. My next memory? Ursula introducing me to the granddaughter of Kelly's sweetheart, an old woman dying in a Melbourne hospital.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Tony Burke versus the invisible worm

    • Barry Breen
    • 10 April 2013
    6 Comments

    If poetry is the pulse of our cultural life, so too can it be seen as the pulse of our public decisions. Our poetry loving Minister for the Environment may find wisdom in the words of some of his favourite poets when it comes to decisions about the Murray Darling basin, Tarkine wilderness and Great Barrier Reef.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    2007 the year for final decisions

    • Tony Smith
    • 02 April 2007

    In 2001, science broadcaster Robyn Williams wrote a novel inspired by Orwell's 1984, but set in 2007. It suggests that change is occurring with exponential speed, and that our opportunities for altering course are dwindling numerically, shrinking in size and diluting in quality.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The creatures & their words

    • Peter Steele
    • 06 July 2006

    Peter Steele looks at poetry about the birds and beasts.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    In the skin of a tiger

    • Nick Lenaghan
    • 26 June 2006

    A Naga poet keeps her culture alive even without a recognised homeland

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The wild cliff’s brink

    • Mark Carkeet
    • 26 June 2006
    5 Comments

    June Saunders was a little-known Queensland poet with a wealth of potential

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Braving our inner weather

    • Jenny Stewart
    • 25 April 2006

    The journey towards understanding our depression can be the most worthwhile, and the most taxing, that we ever make

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