DRANSFIELD, DRANSFIELD, DRANSFIELD
There's been a lot of Dransfield in the air lately. Considering his notable omission from Gray and Lehman's Australian Poetry Since 1788 one can only conclude a little absence is a powerful reminder.
AROUND THE TRAPS
- Psst – been rejected? So have Adam Ford, Benjamin Dodds and Ashley Capes – and they're not taking it quietly (no, they're complaining, politely).
- Tara Mokhtari has a ten point plan for making
agreeable, sorry, good poems. (There will be tests at the end of semester so please take notes.)
- Justin Lowe reminds us that while Labor Party wars might be unseemly, Poetry Wars are even worse.
- Having trouble with your greek figures of speech? (by the way – this video won't help)
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Extra points for going to both ;)
QUOTE O' WEEK
"The other day a friend asked me why modern poetry is so difficult. Don’t you hate that? Of course it’s difficult, or you wouldn’t bother reading it."
— John Tranter