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Martin Harrison, Music

Music is a collection of poems and proses, and sometimes proses with parts of poems interspersed in their structure.  I wanted to put together a sequence of pieces which is both exciting to read and at the same spacious in feel.  The poems have quite a lot to do with spatial senses of local areas in Australia as well as to do with instants of transformation.

“What Harrison is doing here is articulating a kind of space from which poetry emerges, a space of poem fragments and drifting, poetic monologues….Music is a splash in a pond, a beautiful dispersion of language and of moment.”  Stuart Cooke, Jacket 28.

Martin Harrison was born in Yorkshire, England, in 1949. He studied at the University of Cambridge. After living for three years in New Zealand, he settled in Sydney in 1978. He worked as producer and broadcaster for the ABC and currently teaches writing, poetry and sound studies at the University of Technology in Sydney.

2005. 32pp.  ISBN 0-9751506-7-7

Limited print run of 200.

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