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