Country Poetry and Town Poetry: A Debate


Don Anderson and Peter Porter in conversation, debating Les Murray's critique of Porter's poem 'On First Looking into Chapman's Hesiod'. The conversation focuses on the relationship between 'country poetry and town poetry'.

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Published 1 May 1979 in Volume 9 No. 1. Subjects: Australian identity, Country vs city, Literary controversies, Poetry writing, Les Murray, Peter Porter.

Cite as: Anderson, Don. ‘Country Poetry and Town Poetry: A Debate.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 9, no. 1, 1979, doi: 10.20314/als.cf514993e5.