The poet James McAuley once told a group of Sydney university students – ‘forcefully’, as Geoffrey Lehmann recalls – that poets should have a career unconnected with literature. Lehmann had already imbibed a related injunction from his mother: ‘One day she told me I should become a lawyer and a writer. From the age of twelve I no longer had to think about what I would become.’
Morag Fraser reviews 'Leeward: A memoir' by Geoffrey Lehmann
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Morag Fraser was Chairperson of ABR and was for many years Editor of Eureka Street.
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