David Musgrave

Is Contemporary Australian Poetry Contemporary Australian Poetry?

Poet, if you’re looking for your name in this essay, jump ahead a couple of pages. There I begin talking about poets collected in this anthology. Those of you interested in a review about contemporary Australian poetry, let’s begin here.

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Graeme Miles Reviews David Musgrave

This new, book-length poem by David Musgrave remembers the life, and especially the voice, of Bill Maidment, who taught English Literature at the University of Sydney. Firmly in the tradition of poetic memorial, and given the character of its protagonist, it becomes a book concerned with the broader memory of a culture and the ways that a human being can inhabit it.

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Robin Hood Seeks Vocational Guidance

Get back to work, Robin Hood and go to Bighead’s house where there is a multi-directional view and a cocktail bar and interesting magazines which feature the host in a small article nonetheless heavily featured with photographs of Bighead’s house …

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Dari Kereta di Connecticut | From a Train in Connecticut

Dari Kereta di Connecticut Kapling Bengkel Petrillo, penjajah suku cadang mobil di pinggir kota New Haven terisi ribuan mobil yang tak begitu tua namun semuanya rongsokan, berkarat, dengan roda tanpa ban dan kaca jendela berkatarak Tak ada jiwa yang tampak, …

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The field is in its element: confetti knee-, neck-deep. As rain is the applause of the sky, so this is delirious burning in cold light: a hyper-tide of breathing. Skies vanish in warm breath-banks, opacity of words and, quarried from …

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