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Vincent Buckley

Vincent Buckley

Vincent Buckley (1925–88) was a poet, academic, anthologist, and memoirist. He edited The Faber Book of Modern Australian Verse (1991).

'Self Portrait' by Vincent Buckley

October 1986, no. 85 01 October 1986
Imagine me, myself, ten years on, a survivor of what is amusingly called ‘retirement’, though it will have been a matter of movement into rather than out of work. Let me, in short, give the four-day forecast; no weatherman will venture on the fifth, even to enforce the kind of superstition I am practising in these lines. Let us say the verbal magic works, and I reach seventy. What can I say no ... (read more)

Vincent Buckley reviews 'Collected Poems' by Peter Porter

August 1984, no. 63 01 August 1984
It is a brave thing to publish your Collected Poems in your early fifties, braver when you are an Australian resident in England publishing there, and a loading might be put on for additional hazard when, like Peter Porter, you are poetry editor both for Oxford and for The Observer. For, when it comes to Collected Poems, it is your very influence that makes you vulnerable. Porter’s Collected Po ... (read more)