JPR 01 Contents
Vivian Smith: Australian Poetry in the sixties: Some Mid-Century Notes.’What is most likely to strike the viewer of the Australian scene is the prevailing conservatism of most of the poetry written here.’
Robert Kenny: Welcome Stranger: An Introduction to Applestealers — a collection of the New Poetry in Australia, 1974. ‘[T]he one quality that stands out when reading the bulk of Australian Poetry written prior to the sixties is an abnormal mediocrity’.
Kris Hemensley: The Beginnings — a note on La Mama (1973-74): “Vietnam” was the shorthand for all that was ugly, evil and obsolescent in the world. The need for the new was felt by many people in every situation from the socio-political to the literary.
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