Sunday, August 09, 2009

Peter's Poetry Reading

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This afternoon I went to the Geelong Library to hear Peter Bakowski read some of his poems, particularly from his new book which involved portraits of real and unreal people. The event was put on by the Geelong Library and Geelong Writers. Peter has been to Geelong several times and I like his poems as they are accessible but deceptively simple. He is of Polish/German descent and lives in Melbourne. He emphasises the uniqueness of the individual and doesn't like the word 'we' which generalises. He also said that art/poetry is to tell the truth of what it's like to be alive. He has wonderful musician's hands and if he wasn't a poet he could probably play Liszt! Some of his recent poems are on his blog site.



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