One of Australia’s best-loved poets offers readers a rich palimpsest of a life lived in poetry.
Over the last 35 years much of Ron Pretty’s inexhaustible energies and formidable intellectual vigour have been devoted to poetry publishing and poetry policy at a national and international level. Now a richly deserved grant from the Literature Board of the Australia Council has provided him with a respite: six months at the Whiting Studio in Rome to rest, walk, eat, think and write. The result is What the Afternoon Knows: reflections on life, poetry, family, the world and the nature of things.
Launched on Friday 12th July by Michael Sharkey at the Southern Highlands Writers Festival
Launched by Les Wicks (in absentia) at Gleebooks, Thursday August 15th.