The Generation of ’68.

In 1984 I received a phone call from the editor of  Poetry Australia, the late Phillip Benham, asking me to contribute to a Young Poets edition linked vaguely to The Generation of ’68. Cue a week Sydney on the piss.

The launch was a blur of ballpoints and The Laughing Clowns. A day hungover at Taronga Park Zoo was all too appallingly vivid.

I came home via Canberra to catch a seriously good exhibition of Monet haystacks.

http://dadadoesntcatchflies.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/what-is-poetry-generation-some-ideas.html

http://johntranter.com/00/bio.shtml

http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/tranter-john/the-disadvantage-of-the-diesel-engine-0241026

http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/adamson-robert

http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/hemensley-kris

I recommend a visit to Collected Works,the poetry bookshop run by Kris and his wife. Top folks. Wonderful shop.

http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/dransfield-michael

http://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/A33687

This is all I could find re Buckmaster. Pity. His poem ‘Wilpenda Pound’ is fantastic. Couldn’t find that either.

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/laughing-clowns-mn0001485480

http://www.britannica.com/biography/Claude-Monet

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=monet+haystacks&espv=2&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjwtPeH4v_KAhUhhqYKHa_6D9sQsAQIGw&biw=1366&bih=643

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