Robbie Coburn



Review Short: Amanda Anastasi and Robbie Coburn’s The Silences

These 41 pages from a revived Eaglemont Press (once run by the late, revered Melbourne poet, Shelton Lea) contain the first collections (or first half-collections) of Lea’s much younger fellow-Melbournians, Amanda Anastasi and Robbie Coburn. It’s analogous to two good friends buying a very small inner-city flat to get a toe-hold in the daunting real estate market of that city. Bigger things are sure to come later.

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To a Dead Poet

Charles Buckmaster 1951-1972 a variation of waiting nothing coming and the day it is darker now Woodstock. Gruyere. (Willochra) abolished bastards of the trap a presence appears like a snare apparitions are hallucinogenic pulses ABSTRACTIONS RISE the seed of god …

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