I watched it this morning. It was good - and both poets produced worthy
pieces, with some great lines - both worth editing down. It's a hard task,
as Sam W-W showed the week before when he very nearly didn't have anything
to share! John was absolutely in his natural element with the dried out
landscape and creek, etc. Alison went the history and 'social' route more,
so had more narrative in hers. Interesting the difference - even in the
machinery they used to scribe with! JK goes pen, manual typewriter, then
laptop. Alison went straight to her laptop (one of those wonderful white
Apple notebook thingos).
Alison was pretty and very confident; John has put on some weight but isn't
2010/1/27 Alison Croggon <[log in to unmask]>
> Hi Douglas - it's a reality tv program called Bush Slam. They would
> take two poets to some remote town and we had to write a poem in three
> days. It was enormous fun, and the program itself is very nicely made.
> I know I should sit down and watch my ep, if only to watch JK, but I
> hate watching myself on tv and never do. I'm reassured that the
> responses have been so enthusiastic. The ep with Kate Fagan and Sam
> Wagan-Watson last week was terrific.
> Details here http://www.abc.net.au/tv/bushslam/episodes.htm
> Australians can watch it on iView if they missed it,
> http://www.abc.net.au/iview/ It's filed under arts. But I don't think
> that works for overseas people.
> On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 2:56 AM, Douglas Barbour
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Yeah, congratulations, indeed, Alison. But what was the show? No one's
> > actually told us that.
> > I remember once appearing on Bookmarks I think it was called? Is it still
> > on?
> > Doug
> > On 26-Jan-10, at 6:38 AM, andrew burke wrote:
> >> Congratulations, Alison. It's a very popular program, so you would have
> >> spoken to many thousands of people.
> > Douglas Barbour
> > [log in to unmask]
> > http://www.ualberta.ca/~dbarbour/ <http://www.ualberta.ca/%7Edbarbour/>
> > Latest books:
> > Continuations (with Sheila E Murphy)
> > http://www.uap.ualberta.ca/UAP.asp?LID=41&bookID=664
> > Wednesdays'
> > Swept snow, Li Po,
> > by dawn's 40-watt moon
> > to the road that hies to office
> > away from home.
> > Lorine Niedecker
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