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Forbeserama : The Virtual Arcade of John Forbes

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    I began writing poems when I was about 16, I was living in Miranda with my parents. I had to write a poem for English class, and, uh, I got very interested in doing it. I was mainly influenced by concepts of beauty or imagism, at the time, and wanted to write a poem that would be like a really   beautiful     very early        well you know, something like ha’past six on a summer’s morning, um, there was a bit of a gully near where we lived and there were a lot of gumtrees and they looked …  I used to have a room at the back of the house and I could see this, and it was something like the same … I wanted to get into poetry the same feeling … an equivalent of that experience or that    sight. 

    Listen to Hazel de Berg's interview with John Forbes, recorded 19 August 1980.
    Edited (2015) by Ella O'Keefe . Thanks Cordite.
    http://cordite.org.au/interviews/de-berg-okeefe-forbes/

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