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Joseph Tishler Joseph Tishler i(A15585 works by)
Also writes as: Bellerive ; The Wasp
Born: Established: 18 Mar 1871 Dunedin, Otago, South Island,
New Zealand,
Pacific Region,
; Died: Ceased: 7 Aug 1956 Parkville, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,
Gender: Male
Heritage: New Zealander
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Douglas Stewart dubbed Joseph Tishler 'Australia's Worst Poet'. Nevertheless, he was one of the Bulletin's most prolific contributors, accumulating close to three hundred poems between 1908 and 1953. Widely known as 'Bellerive', his poems appeared in the 'Answers to Correspondents' column, a space usually reserved for simple rejections. But his poems were regularly printed because of their distinctiveness and the affection readers had for this 'Poet Laureate of the Perpetually Rejected'. Tishler died in 1956. Several years later Douglas Stewart collected a selection of Tishler's verse in The Book of Bellerive (1961).

See also the full Australian Dictionary of Biography Online entry for Joseph Tishler.

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