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Peter Kirkpatrick

Peter Kirkpatrick

Peter Kirkpatrick is an award winning poet and senior lecturer at the University of Sydney, specialising in Australian literature. In 2004 he was awarded the Newcastle Poetry Prize and in 2007 he was the joint winner of the William Baylebridge Memorial Prize for Westering (Puncher & Wattman). 

Reading Australia: 'One Hundred Poems: 1919–1939' by Kenneth Slessor

Reading Australia 10 June 2015
People who go in for the arts are often advised Don’t give up your day job. But what’s a suitable day job for a poet? A century ago many Australian poets made a meagre living as freelance writers for newspapers and magazines. Some even took up journalism full-time, writing their verses on the side. The old Bulletin, one of the wellsprings of Australian literature, was populated by them. But, a ... (read more)