‘Familiar Compound Spirit’: Review of Homage to John Forbes, edited by Ken Bolton.

Here are the poets, out in force for someone they love - a member of the inner sanctum, the faction, their club. And someone they want to promote to the wider world, but only to a certain extent. If the wider world doesn't understand and pay homage, that's its loss. After all, this man who died young was both knowable and a mystery, full of 'awkward grace' and loneliness, even as he was loved and revered.

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Published 1 October 2003 in Volume 21 No. 2. Subjects: Australian poetry.

Cite as: McCredden, Lyn. ‘‘Familiar Compound Spirit’: Review of Homage to John Forbes, edited by Ken Bolton..’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 21, no. 2, 2003. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.3d4964b38e.