Current issue

Brian Kim Stefans:
The Alchemy of the World

Rimbaud and Revolutionary Artifice §01-590

Chris Stroffolino

Poetics of Funk Trumpet §01-580

John Forbes Feature

Introduction §01-570

John Forbes Interview, 1980

Interview, 1980 §01-565

Ken Bolton on John Forbes, 2004

John Forbes was born on 1 September 1950 and died, at 47, on 23 January 1998. He was a Sydney poet who lived the last period of his life in Melbourne. He leaves a relatively small body of work — but with a very high success rate: most of the poems repay attention.

Ken Bolton: John Forbes

Six poems by Ken Bolton §01-555

John Tranter: John Forbes: poem

God on a Bicycle §01-550

Charles Bernstein and Penelope
Galey-Sacks [2012]

Interview, in Paris §01-330

Note: Poems look odd on this site

Why? §01-290

Poems: Toby Fitch: Ten Poems

‘Inversions’ of some poems by Arthur Rimbaud §01-250

Brian Kim Stefans: Les Assis

‘vague / like the leprous flowerings of old walls’ §01-230

Photos: Poetry Reading 2014-06-30

Glebe 2037 in Sydney, Australia.   §01-162

Photos: “Experimental” Conference and Reading

In Sydney, Australia, on 7 and 8 July, 2014 §01-161

Research Resources Warning

Warning: these resources reveal a gender bias §01-099

Berkeley Poetry Conference 1965

Schedule, Berkeley Poetry Conference 1965 §01-098

Rachel Loden: Notes from 1965

Notes from the Berkeley Poetry Conference, 1965   §01-097

Vivian Smith: Australian Poetry in the Sixties

Some mid-century notes §01-096

Kris Hemensley: La Mama, 1973-74: the new Australian poetry

The first Poets Workshop at the La Mama Cafe-Theatre in Carlton, Melbourne, on September 3, 1968, which 17 people attended…   §01-095

Robert Kenny: Welcome Stranger

Introduction to Applestealers poetry anthology, 1974 §01-094

John Hawke: Stream magazine, 1931.

“the Melbourne journal Stream, which published three issues in 1931″ §01-093

Cyril Pearl 1970: a note
and two responses

“Stirring a brew of obscurity, banality, and imperception in a solipsistic lubberland is not the way to attract avid readers.”   §01-092

Robert Drewe: So It Goes: Fangs bared (1977)

WHO SAID that poetry was boring? Unquestionably it is the most lively form of literature §01-091

Kris Hemensley
Notes and Comments 1, 1973

Communities are born, live a while then die, sad and necessary movements flourish, undergrounds emerge to eventually consume the decaying old structure, resuscitating Poetry’s spirit, and, finally invite new rebellions. C’est la vie!

Kris Hemensley
Notes and Comments 2, 1974

What is a Poetry magazine and what is it supposed to do? William Carlos Williams referred to it as a street, along which one might meet friends, old and new.

Kris Hemensley
Notes and Comments 3, 1974

A primary joy in bookselling… we intend to focus our energies toward that service. §01-081

Australian Poetry at The Loft
NSW Institute of Technology, 1982-84

This page presents the dates, personnel and some photos relating to twelve poetry readings from late 1982 until early 1984… §01-080

Introduction: Poetry Australia 32

Preface to the Seventies special issue §01-077


This page presents the dates, personnel and some photos relating to twelve poetry readings from late 1982 until early 1984… §01-080

PA 32: Ronald Dunlop
Recent Australian Poetry

From the start of the seventies… §01-076

PA 32: Rodney Hall
Attitudes to Tradition in Contemporary Australian Poetry

From 1970… §01-075

PA 32: Thomas Shapcott
Hold Onto Your Crystal Balls

Predicting the coming decade in poetry… §01-074

PA 32: James Tulip: The Australian-American Connexion

Australian and American writing… §01-073

Poetry Australia 32
The poems

The poems in the February 1970 issue of «Poetry Australia» are copyright and it would be too difficult to obtain copyright clearances for them, more than forty years after publication, so I shall publish the only first eight lines of each poem here, a small proportion of the whole 80-page magazine, which falls within the …

Poetry Australia 32:
Front matter

Editor: Grace Perry The cover, the front matter and the Contents page… §01-071

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