New and Selected Poems 1945-1993
Penguin, $16.95 pb
... Be tough
And dream. It's your only chance.
Imagination precedes fact.
Born in Toowoomba in 1924 and serving in the RAAF in the Second World War, David Rowbotham has produced nine books of poems, four of prose (stories, novel, monograph), worked collaboratively on an autobiography while employed at the Brisbane Courier Mail for thirtytwo years, partly as the arts editor and partly as founding literary editor.