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Dan Disney Reviews Laurie Duggan’s Selected Poems 1971–2017
Laurie Duggan has long been a star within the light-filled firmaments of Australian poetry that first burst into prominence around five decades ago. A so-called ‘Monash poet’, Duggan’s recently published Selected Poems is suffused with images in which he trains an unrelentingly quizzical, reverent eye across apparently mundane terrains.
Posted in BOOK REVIEWS Tagged Dan Disney, Laurie Duggan
‘a homemade world’: On the Dandenong Line
Sometime in 1953 my parents bought a house in Clayton (Victoria, Australia), then on the edge of south-east Melbourne. We moved there from a decidedly different environment: the guest house that my Grandmother owned. This was on Beaconsfield Parade in South Melbourne.
Posted in ESSAYS Tagged Laurie Duggan
Paul Munden Reviews The Best Australian Poems 2016
In her introduction to this anthology, editor Sarah Holland-Batt claims for the work ‘a colloquialism, contrarianism and playfulness that separates it from its counterparts in the northern hemisphere’. Being hitherto more familiar with that northern hemisphere, this reviewer’s critical interest was immediately aroused.
Posted in BOOK REVIEWS Tagged David McCooey, Fay Zwicky, Laurie Duggan, Paul Munden, Sarah Day, Sarah-Holland-Batt, Tim Thorne
Natural Selection: Ecological Postcolonialism as Bearing on Place
Australian poetry reminds us that we cannot encounter the natural world except by cultural means.
Posted in ESSAYS Tagged Andrew Lansdown, Caroline Caddy, Charles Birch, David Brooks, David Martin, Eric Beach, Gary Catalano, Jennifer Martiniello, John Kinsella, John Manifold, judith wright, Kevin Roberts, Laurie Duggan, Lionel Fogarty, Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Phillip Hall, Romaine Moreton, Rosemary Dobson, Samuel Wagan Watson, Shirley Walker
Interview with Laurie Duggan (Ella O’Keefe edit)
Hazel de Berg’s recordings take place in the homes or work spaces of the subjects rather than a recording studio. This allows something of these places into the recording whether birdsong, traffic or an r&b song playing in the background.
Posted in INTERVIEWS Tagged Ella O'Keefe, Hazel de Berg, Laurie Duggan
A Northern Winter
For Ken Bolton (who found it) 1 bitter gall in afternoon light stroboscopic beech ‘we will shortly be arriving at / Rainham’ a stationmaster spits the whistle Tate Modern: Delaunay (Robert) and Severini, Munch and Bonnard, Jonas Mekas’ films. Gerhard …
Posted in 72: THE END Tagged Laurie Duggan
Reclaimed Land: Australian Urbanisation and Poetry
In the late 1850s, Charles Harpur composed the image of ‘a scanty vine,/ Trailing along some backyard wall’ (‘A Coast View’). It might be forgettable, save for its conspicuousness in Harpur’s bush-obsessed poetry. Whether purple ranges or groaning sea-cliffs, his poems cleave to a more-than-human continent. The scanty vine, however, clings to a different surface: human-made – the craft of a drystone wall, perhaps, or wire strung through posts like the twist of the poetic line – it signals domestic land division. Harpur’s vine of words trails along the vertical edifice of settlement.
Posted in ESSAYS Tagged Bonny Cassidy, Charles Harpur, Kate Fagan, Laurie Duggan, Lesbia Harford, Martin Harrison, Nguyễn Tiên Hoàng, Peter Boyle
Lives of the Poets
[An edit from Journals, 1972-1983] 1 A sudden & brief thunderstorm over the house, the harbour. A day in a car wash near Taylor Square. Note on Brett Whiteley’s Zen: all the detail is peripheral: it was an easy step …
Posted in 63: COLLABORATION Tagged Laurie Duggan
1 low native scrub on the promontory palm-ends splattered with birdshit upper decks of ships luminous in the Bay cloud from the northeast gathers, the poems dry up, at the edge of the military base, leaves hang awaiting scent release …
Posted in 62: MELBOURNE Tagged Laurie Duggan
Review Short: Laurie Duggan’s The Collected Blue Hills
I’m far too young to remember the Blue Hills radio serial, which ran for an incredible 27 years, or 5795 episodes. But in my mind, I’ve always aligned it somehow with the long-running serial of a different medium, A Country Practice, and the experience of watching on, for years throughout my childhood. Watching fictional relationships bloom and end and change, watching births and deaths, illnesses and weddings, floods and fires and droughts; and now that I’m older, I can still, sometimes, align parts of its fictional time to the timeline that I experienced in the world.
Posted in BOOK REVIEWS Tagged Fiona Wright, Laurie Duggan
The Art of Poetry
don’t write when you have ‘something to say’ write when you have nothing to say
Posted in 55: RATBAGGERY Tagged Laurie Duggan
The Lee Marvin Readings: An Evening with Edmund Gwenn
The Lee Marvin Readings has run, off and on, since the 1990s. Its venue has changed a number of times – from Adelaide nightclubs like Supermild, to the Iris Cinema, to the charmingly Zurich-1917, bo-ho De La Catessan and the more robustly hard-drinking and confrontational Dark Horsey bookshop at the Australian Experimental Art Foundation, where it now takes place. The sessions have been organised, run, staffed and emceed by poet and art critic Ken Bolton.
Posted in CHAPBOOKS Tagged Cath Kenneally, Doug Mason, Ella O'Keefe, Jill Jones, Kelli Rowe, ken bolton, Laurie Duggan, Pam Brown, Shannon Burns, Steve Brock, Tim Wright
It says here that Tony Baker makes ‘sounds across the range from free improvisation to rustic guinguette à la moules frites’. Refried boogie Tony? * Mohair her suit hirsute * nobody ever talks of their ‘wasted middle age’ * Headers …
Posted in LEE MARVIN Tagged ken bolton, Laurie Duggan
orange & white pots square in the middle of the sill of the house opposite its blind always half-drawn over curtains a mirror image to this house the rooms must be the same shape a large woman leans over the …
Posted in 49: SYDNEY Tagged Laurie Duggan
Ern Malley: Six works
Ern Malley remains an enigma …
Ern Malley: Things to do in Perth
Ern Malley remains an enigma …
Ern Malley: Melancholia,
Ern Malley remains an enigma …
blue hills 1, laurie duggan: broken hills
1 no drag phase mal__colm frasers feet epais fo eelshaped reser(voir & ? visi alors blanc nuage alors blanc nuage nothing next 4hun no hun cricked pat apt a dick crept carpet dick warm bread roll) albicocca conser noir cafe …
Posted in 11: COPYLEFT Tagged Laurie Duggan, michael farrell