ASAL (Association for the Study of Ausralian Literature) are organising a mini-conference on the Melbourne poet Vincent Buckley next week coinciding with the launch of two books, Journey Without Arrival; the life and writing of Vincent Buckley (Australian Scholarly Publishing) and a new Collected Poems published by John Leonard Press, a new publisher doing some good things in poetry publishing.
I was fortunate enough to hear Vincent Buckley read at the University of Melbourne many years ago , I think at the launch of Late Winter Child in 1979 and always liked his work. I’m going to try to be there next Wednesday (11/2) for the launch.
And by the way isn’t it scandalous the lack of resources about and for Australian poetry on the web. The small picture of Buckley above is about the only image I could find online.