Poets often hide behind their words and only on rare occasions do we access their worlds that exist outside their art. These interviews with poets are not to suggest that biographical information about their lives and the creation of their art can in any final way explain their art. In most cases one will find that all poets will avoid any simple cause and effect relationship between the life and the art.
Nevertheless no matter how determined poets are to hide behind their metaphors they can’t help engaging with debates about poetic processes nor do they always resist when asked about influences, love affairs, favourite foods and most ferocious enemies. In these dialogues you will discover new stories about Australia’s most celebrated poets.