Contemporary Poetry and the Sacred: Vincent Buckley, Les Murray and Samuel Wagon Watson

VINCENT Buckley's Golden Builders and Other Poems (1976) is an important poetic experiment in its direct and exulted address to the city and to the sacred. The city is Melbourne in which Buckley lived, worked and wrote for forty years. In the original volume, the epigraph to the twenty-seven part sequence 'Golden Builders' is from William Blake's Jerusalem, a profound and idiosyncratic yoking together of the corporeal and the sacred

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Published 1 October 2007 in Volume 23 No. 2. Subjects: Cities, Spiritual & religious beliefs, Urban life.

Cite as: McCredden, Lyn. ‘Contemporary Poetry and the Sacred: Vincent Buckley, Les Murray and Samuel Wagon Watson.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 23, no. 2, 2007. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.dfeb3c5b4e.