More poetry, circa 1981

1981-s-p-3-launch-eve-jennings-mark-oconnor

More from the «Surfers Paradise» magazine #3 launch party, Courthouse Hotel beer garden, Newtown, Sydney, 1981. (Correction: the date was probably Saturday 12 March, 1983.) Eve Jennings, the Sydney Mark O’Connor, not the Canberra Mark O’Connor. This one published a brief book of poems under the pseudonym “John Nash”, I believe. In a recent poem in his Tapa Notebook, poet Laurie Duggan writes

“Mark O’Connor (the one we used to call ‘the real’
a.k.a. John Nash, author
of ‘Ode to Iggy Pop’)
once said: ‘who could feel bad in a hotel.’