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Radio National Poetry special: Five Bells by Kenneth Slessor

06 Jan

I heard this, and am now downloading it too. It was excellent.

From lyricists to anarchists to satirists, Australia has an extraordinary poetic tradition, which, in the flurry of new releases, often gets lost. This is why The Book Show dedicated a special week to five classic Australian poems. In these programs Lyn Gallacher celebrates the work of Judith Wright, Kenneth Slessor, Rosemary Dobson, CJ Dennis and AD Hope. The series begins with Kenneth Slessor’s masterful and much loved ‘Five Bells’

There is also a transcript. I must make sure to hear the rest of the series. “Rockpool” by Judith Wright is on today at 10am, repeated at midnight, but also available as a podcast.

Some of you will recall that I posted “Five Bells” as Friday Australian poem #8.

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Posted by on January 6, 2009 in Australia, Australia and Australian, OzLit, poets and poetry, radio

 

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