Melbourne poet Peter Bakowski was recently on Poetica. I was lucky enough to spend some time with Peter and his family when he was doing a residency at the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre a few years ago and he has become one of my favourite poets. His poetry speaks for itself, he is very readable. Go listen to it or get yourself some google action or even better still track down his books.
The title refers to a line in his poem “Some beliefs of mine”, “Only truth can make a poem last longer than a candle”.
Unfortunately ABC didn’t provide a podcast for this one so no mp3 format, if you want to save it for later you are going to have to jump through some hoops, I’m still working out how from my Linux box here :)