(The launch speech for rePUBlic readings 9 was here but I have removed it because it apparently contains some factual errors, or misapprehensions, I learnt today. I apologise for perpetuating any such errors and/or misconceptions by putting the speech online. Launch speeches often say nice things and that was my motivation, but really, I should have checked the facts first. I am slightly out of touch with things so I do appreciate it when people contact me and tell me frankly when I get it wrong. Bloggers are not always journalists and poets are known for poetic licence. The combination of the two is an invitation for error to creep in and I do not want this blog to be anything but accurate.)
15 January 2005
Launch of the chapbook, Republic Readings
I thought that the launch speech for the mini-anthology, Republic Readings, made interesting reading; I could not be at its launch and so missed hearing the launch speech by Peter Macrow, whom I respect a lot both as a poet and as an editor. I think he has done a good job as guest editor of issues n.8. and 9.
Does Australia Need an ICAC for Poetry? David Musgrave's article in Southerly is not new, but it's worth reading if you missed it....