The Sydney Poetry Morning Herald – Tuesday, 28 February 2012

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 ;)


IN MEMORIAM


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

 

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Comment by Dermott Ryder on February 28, 2012 at 10:53

 

Very Interesting...

 

Lehmann and Gray: These two complacent [sometimes pontificating] giants of academe also left out the father of Australian modernism Max Harris but included Ern Malley…Darrrft, I call it.

 

Tranter and Mead, in Bloodaxe, included Michael but let out Max. However, all four eminent editors made space for their own work, enlightened self-interest… perhaps.

 

 

regards dr

Comment by Adam Ford on February 28, 2012 at 18:19

damn this is a great post. thanks for the links too.

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