It’s always good to get differing perspectives on the lay of the land especially when you are isolated like I am. So here’s a couple of interesting articles(article and rant), not necessarily opposed, but whose information consumed together might give you a rich mouthful to chew on.
The first The Poet Tasters by Ben Etherington is a comprehensive view of Australian poetry and reviewing in more or less academic spheres. The second is a rant from successful poet and author Stephen Herricks called Poetry in Australia- A Rant.
I’ll come back to these at a latter stage to make comment on them from a neophyte poets standpoint. Until then enjoy.