Indigenous poet Ellen van Neerven subject to online abuse by students after HSC English

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Authors and poets have leapt to the defence of an award-winning Indigenous writer after she was allegedly abused online by year 12 students

Ellen van Neerven also received messages asking her to explain her poem Mango from the book Comfort Food after students sitting the HSC English exam on Monday were asked to analyse the work.

Pethe 1aThe opening question in the exam asked students to “explain how the poet conveys the delight of…

However, some students were less than delighted with the question, creating memes on social media inspired by the…

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