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y separately published work icon Conversation with Michael Sharkey single work   interview  
Date: 29 Oct 1981
Issue Details: First known date: 1981... 1981 Conversation with Michael Sharkey
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Sharkey recalls his childhood and family members who exerted some influence over him ; he speaks of his education in and outside the school system ; he describes some of his lyric pieces ; publishing his first book Woodcuts ; working and studying at university level ; his New Zealand experience ; meeting Robert Graves ; writing poems dealing with the funny side of love ; how he writes and the source of his inspiration ; the task of writing criticisms ; teaching Australian literature. Sharkey reads the poems: 'The Boys Who Stole the Funeral', 'Courtland Possum', 'Creekwater Possum', 'Wind', 'Te Henga', 'Barbarians', 'Seeing Her Go'.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      1981 .
      Extent: Transcript available (50 p.)p.
      Description: 2 sound tape reels (ca. 120 min.)


      Held at: National Library of Australia
      Location: Hazel de Berg collection (AuCNL)
      Local Id: 1185498
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