Monday, May 03, 2010

Hemensley on anthologies

Much to ponder on in Kris Hemensley's discussion of the current swag of Australian poetry anthologies, in a broader context of contemporary Australian poetry.

Kris and I talked about some of this when I was in the Collected Works shop in February, whilst on a flying visit to Melbourne. I still have not fully digested all he has raised now, especially the preamble and history, the stuff that gets forgotten when the new and recent are discussed.

I know Kris has been pondering this awhile. There was some brief commentary on his Facebook page, but this post of his is the product of lengthy thinking.

Kris points to one interesting fact - Dorothy Porter is the one poet that appears in all the anthologies under discussion.

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