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Saturday, May 01, 2010

Why Les Murray doesn't want a Nobel Prize


Why Les Murray doesn't want a Nobel Prize

Yes, an interesting article that goes beyond that silly headline.

They quote part of a poem in there, The Instrument (pp.457, 458, Collected Poems, 2002). Here's another part of the same poem:

Poetry is read by the lovers of poetry
and heard by some more they coax to the cafe
or the district library for a bifocal reading.
Lovers of poetry may total a million people
on the whole planet. Fewer than the players of skat.

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