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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 My Craft or Sullen Art : Poetry and Songwriting
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'Among many contemporary poets and writers there is a reverence approaching myopia towards certain iconic singer-songwriters from the early 19, most notable Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, which prevents clear-eyed critical analysis of their careers and current work. There is also confusion as to whether these singer-songwriters should be considered poets, lyricists, poet-lyricists, singer-poets or a dozen other hyphenated nouns.' (Author's introduction 116)


  • Epigraph: Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working. –Picasso

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    y separately published work icon Meanjin vol. 73 no. 1 2014 7126783 2014 periodical issue

    'In recent months, the ‘W’ word seems to have become increasingly prominent in this country’s public discourse. Concerned educators have used it in reaction to the news of a planned national curriculum review, the Prime Minister used it when explaining his reasons for restricting the flow of information about incoming asylum seekers, and journalists have even used it to describe the current government’s attitude to renewable energies. The word is, of course, war. ' (Introduction)

    pg. 116-127
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