reading revival: a poetry book blog

reading revival is devoted to promoting australian poetry books and related discussion through reading one book - firstly, duty by geraldine mckenzie. i will choose a new book roughly every 3 months

Sunday, April 30, 2006

influence - it can mean several things. it can give a writer a new style - even a new vocabulary - or it can allow the writer to follow their own style more insistently, with more integrity after someone else's strong example.


At 1:58 PM, Blogger Fiona Dawes said...

Hi Michael, I have ordered a copy of 'duty'!!
While some of the poetry discourse is foreign to me; I do practice shakuhachi, which is an aural tradition; listen to the master. This makes the musical notation a helpful but rudimentary tool to the practice. Is this somewhat post-language?
Also, in my nursing studies we talk about aesthetic knowledge, that which defies description in ordinary language, it kind of gets translated afterwards in stories about caring.
I am mindful that recourse to the written word can be an appeal to authority and does not always embody a community activity (such as blogging).
I am looking forward to getting started on this poetry journey, I feel that the book is a requirement.

At 7:58 AM, Blogger michaelf said...

hi fiona - musical notation u mean? it seems to me it can be pre- & post- as well as language. what u say about aesthetic knowledge & nursing is interesting. glad yr on the duty train ..


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