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The Book of Remembrance
Photograph: Jann Harry (J.S. Harry) at her book launch of Not finding Wittgenstein: Peter Henry Lepus Poems, Giramondo Publishing Company, 12 June 2007. Photographed by Jenni Nixon, at Gleebooks.

Remembering Australian poets from Sydney and New South Wales. These stories are treasured memorials.  We publish them to honour a life as well as to inform community of their lives that made them prominent locally, nationally and worldwide.

Editor Adam Aitken is a Sydney-based poet and teacher. His last book was Archipelago (Vagabond Press).
Email address: AAitken@poetrysydney.org

Photograph: Rudi Krausmann in Sydney by Pam Brown, 1982.

J. S. Harry

J. S. Harry Photograph: Jann Harry (J.S. Harry) at her book launch of Not finding Wittgenstein: Peter Henry Lepus Poems, Giramondo Publishing Company, 12 June 2007. Photographed by Jenni Nixon, at Gleebooks. Jann Harry was born in Adelaide in 1939. She began writing at an early age submitting her stories

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Rudi Krausmann

Rudi Krausmann I am nobody in a shallow river although I can’t offer a paradise sentences & smiles reason & bridges I do not fail to cast a tiny shadow in the snow Rudi Krausmann, from White River Hut (August 1973) Portrait of Rudi Krausman by Juno Gemes. Part of

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Les Murray: Cross-Road at the Centre of the World

Les Murray: Cross-Road at the Centre of the World The last half-century has been a remarkable one for Australian literature.  Some might trace many of our literary achievements back to the year 1972, the year the Literature Board of the Australian Council of the Arts (as it was then) was

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Adam Aitken is a Sydney-based poet and teacher. His last book was Archipelago (Vagabond Press). 
Email: AAitken@poetrysydney.org