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John Forbes interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 1629003
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Forbes, John, 1950-1998, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Open access for research & personal copies; permission of literary executor for public use of interviewee's readings of own works. 
Description 1980 Aug. 19 
1 sound tape reel (ca. 138 min.) 
Series

Hazel de Berg collection ; DeB 1175

Summary

Forbes speaks of the style of his poetry ; of writing poems from the age of sixteen ; how he felt during his student days at Sydney University ; travelling overseas ; writing a manuscript for Angus and Robertsons' Poets of the month series. Forbes speaks of his method of writing ; his views on Australian poetry ; he reads and comments on the poems: "Stalin's holidays", "Salute", "Blonde and Aussie", "Phenomena", "Breakfast", "A loony tune","Rose c'est la vie", "Ramones" and "Drugs".

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Digital master available National Library of Australia

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript available (51 p.) 
Subjects Forbes, John, 1950- -- Interviews.  |  Australian poetry.  |  Poetry -- Readings.  |  Poets, Australian -- Interviews.  |  Poetry -- Readings.
Other authors/contributors De Berg, Hazel, 1913-1984, Interviewer

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