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Published 1 October 1977 in Volume 8 No. 2. Subjects: Poetry.
Cite as: Haskell, Dennis. ‘Thoughts on Some Recent Poetry.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 8, no. 2, 1977. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.207c9db5c3.
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