The wonderful Bruce Dawe has died, aged 90.
One of my first pieces of published work, back in 1981, was a poem about Bruce Dawe: Summer Sellout.
Many years later, 2007, I wrote an essay for The Age drawing parallels between Bruce Dawe and a popular musician: Life cycle, for Bruce Dawe and Paul Kelly.
Goodbye, Bruce Dawe.
Lovely poem, Vin. To my shame I haven’t read much Bruce Dawe. Must put that right.
Thanks Nick. And to think I wrote the poem so long ago. No shame in not having read Bruce Dawe. My list of fine writers whom I haven’t read would be very, very long indeed. I did recently read a book called Death Of A Typographer. Pretty darn good.