WHICH POETS HAVE MOST INFLUENCED YOU?
Countless contemporary Australian poets, Tomas Tranströmer, Weldon Kees, Elizabeth Bishop. I could go on, but it’s not just poets. I would love to write a poem as ‘poetic’ as Michelangelo Antonioni’s films. I wish I could be as funny as Pierre Étaix. And there is the fiction of Tove Jansson or Lydia Davis. And I’ve listened to Brian Eno for thirty-five years, which must have had an effect. (While Eno isn’t really known for his lyrics, I love the lyrical minimalism of songs like ‘By This River’).