Poetry

Originally posted on Jenny in Neverland:
I don’t write poetry. I don’t usually “get” poetry and it’s never been one of my favourite creative methods to both write or read. Can I blame it on school? On having that dreaded poetry anthology thrust upon us all in Year 9, in schools all over the country?…

The Room Where Many of the Poems in “A Ranch Bordering the Salty River” Were Written

This room where Stephen Page wrote is called a matera — a name for a room-sized building where gauchos drink mate — which is a loose-leaf tea drunk from a dried out squash gourd through a metal straw — on work breaks and while it rains. The gauchos often grilled meat to snack and lunch on while sipping… Read More The Room Where Many of the Poems in “A Ranch Bordering the Salty River” Were Written