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Summer sellout (for Bruce Dawe)

March 21, 2014


March 21 is World Poetry Day, apparently. So here’s a poem from way back. ‘Must admit it has quite a few internal references – phrases adapted from titles of Bruce Dawe poems. Summer sellout (for Bruce Dawe) How to go on not looking How not to believe You book’s going cheap. Saw it in the […]

Life cycle, for Bruce Dawe and Paul Kelly

April 15, 2013


This story was first published in The Age, 11 August 2007. You could call it an illusion, a trick of the stage lighting. Or maybe it was just tiredness that created the moment. Hamer Hall. October 2001. Paul Kelly is onstage. His grey hair, what little there seems to be of it, is close-cropped. His […]