Alan Wearne

Alan Wearne is an Australian poet. Alan Wearne was born and grew up in Melbourne. He studied history at Monash University where he met the poets Laurie Duggan and John A. Scott.

Alan Wearne reviews 'The Elephant Vanishes' by Haruki Murakami, translated by Alfred Birnbaum and Jay Rubin

February–March 1994, no. 158 01 February 1994
Alan Wearne reviews 'The Elephant Vanishes' by Haruki Murakami, translated by Alfred Birnbaum and Jay Rubin
Every adventurous reader of fiction ought to have a private hoard of novelists, preferably from a non-English writing background, who have escaped the appalling nonsense of Booker-style PR hype. Luckily, publishers like Collins Harvill set about promoting such writers; unluckily for Australia, though, our major literary pages often neglect to review the bulk of such output. You will have your favo ... (read more)

Alan Wearne reviews 'The Fitzroy Poems' by Π.Ο. and 'Night flowers' by Thalía

August 1989, no. 113 01 August 1989
Alan Wearne reviews 'The Fitzroy Poems' by Π.Ο. and 'Night flowers' by Thalía
Con the Fruiterer bears the same relation to Australia’s Greek community as the Melbourne Moomba procession does the Eight-Hour Day. Doubtless, there are Hellenic-Australians who relish the performance of whatever WASP funny-man plays him; some Australians are known to approve lovingly of Sir Les Patterson, but at least Barry Humphries always belongs to the nationality he portrays. What really p ... (read more)