Monthly Archives: August 2014

‘a huge Beatles haircut’: Les Murray, ‘the Subhuman Redneck who writes poems’

Weathered blond as a grass tree, a huge Beatles haircut raises an alert periscope and stares out over scrub. For anyone who has ever seen one, these lines so perfectly conjure an emu, that bizarre and slightly comical bird, that … Continue reading

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Finished writing new book! Now back to reading and being bookish

At long last I’ve finished writing, editing, copyediting and proofreading my new book. Now I can read freely and blog again. Last week a friend mentioned Les Murray’s extraordinary poem ‘Burning Want‘ which reminded me that I’ve been wanting to … Continue reading

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