Sessions at The Poets’ Perspective: Australian Poetry Symposium about Poetry on Saturday 1st October

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  • Peter Minter: Australian Poetry Circa 1988

    Peter Minter will speak on the exclusion of modern Aboriginal poetry from “Australian Poetry Since 1788”, the new poetry anthology edited by Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray. He will examine how Lehmann and Gray’s marooned neo-colonialism (circa 1988) whitewashes the rich tapestry of Aboriginal poetry from its so-called “landmark” vision. As such, and alongside the editorial sanitisation of many other non-Anglo poetries from its pages, the anthology will undoubtedly be viewed historically as one of the last gasps of white-Australian conservatism.

    At 8:30pm to 8:45pm, Saturday 1st October

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