In a talk for Writers Victoria in March 2014, poet, memoirist and editor Peter Rose spoke about the daily necessity of poetry.
In this extract, Peter shares his insights on drafting, fashionable forms, poetry publishing opportunities and more.
About Peter Rose
Peter Rose is the author of the award-winning family memoir Rose Boys (2001), just reissued as a Text Classic. His latest novel is Roddy Parr (Fourth Estate, 2010). He has also published five poetry collections, most recently Crimson Crop (UWA Publishing, 2012), which won a 2012 Queensland Literary Award. Throughout the 1990s he was a publisher at Oxford University Press in Australia. Since 2001 he has been Editor of Australian Book Review.