At its core, instapoetry – which appears to simply be a catch-all term for any poetry that finds a home online – is nothing new. The broad criticism it has faced, like many literary genres before it, is not novel either.
Here lies an encyclopaedia of the classic ANU Crushes that grace our screens.
“Intersectionality is not about identities. It is about power structures and how they combine, compound and reinforce each other.”
“A local Canberra woman is currently reconsidering using caps lock on the internet after a thoughtful man informed her she was being aggressive.”
“Manic Pixie Meme Girls” has become my personal nickname for the class of meme-makers who have popped up on Instagram in 2017.”
Hey fraannd, Brace yourself because this is going to be one unusually lengthy message. Let me begin with an apology. Terribly sorry it took me so long to reply to your last message. I’ve been busy as usual – and I’m sure you would have been too. It’s not that I haven’t been meaning to …
“Today, we would like to share with you some of our favourite grams.”
“These social media safe spaces have become particularly thriving hubs of contemporary feminist action.”
“Social expectations dictate that the teenage girl on Instagram must be the most refined, fun, happy and cool version of herself.”