"...[the] poetry plant had become a killer weed that, by its numbers of public practitioners, endangered more useful growth ...Source: Peter Horn, 1968, commenting on the first three numbers of New Coin Poetry in South Africa. Quoted by poet/academic Michael Gardiner in his 32-page article: "Time to talk: Literary magazines in the Pretoria-Johannesburg region, 1956 to 1978". [link]
27 February 2005
" [the] poetry plant had become a killer weed ..."
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....