Leonard Cohen wrote a diss poem called “Kanye West Is Not Picasso”

Even though Leonard Cohen passed away nearly two years ago, his work remains eerily relevant today. “The Flame,” Cohen’s posthumous book of poetry, was released on Oct. 2, and one poem is entitled “Kanye West Is Not Picasso.” Cohen wrote the poem in March 2015, two years after the rapper declared “I am Picasso. I am Michelangelo. … I am […]

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Rhythm and boots: The physical poetry of the AFL season

For all the moments of spark and exhilaration in footy, there are days and weeks during a season when there is little more than the constant hum of routine and repetition. But then there are other days when the winds change or the compass turns, and everything sits in perfect balance under a golden glow of gentle, unexpected sunlight. It […]

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