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The Jewelled Shillelagh

by Duncan Hose

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The Jewelled Shillelagh

Duncan Hose

Poetry ISBN: 9781925780475

Price: $25 inc.GST


Has there been an Australian poet as troubadourish and piratical as Duncan Hose? The work is a response  to an imaginary Auden’s (or someone’s) pronouncement that poetry be playful or drunken speech, linguistically badly behaved – more sweet-sounding than anything I can think of in Australian English.

Michael Farrell