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JOHN FORBES


JOHN FORBES was born in Melbourne in 1950, and spent his childhood between Melbourne, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Townsville, then the southern suburbs of Sydney for his high school years. His poetry was first published in New Poetry in 1971, his first collection published in 1976. He worked variously as a reviewer, labourer, freelance poetry tutor and removalist and was a voluntary mentor to many younger poets.

John Forbes was widely published in Australia and highly esteemed by his many fans, students, peers and colleagues. Homage to John Forbes was first published in 2008 and is in its fourth reprint.

He died suddenly of a heart attack in January 1998.

Damaged Glamour
Collected Poems
Homage to John Forbes

Jacket Magazine: John Forbes Feature

Authors


ADAM AITKEN was born in London in 1960, attended various schools in Thailand and...

ADRIAN NEWSTEAD has worked to represent Aboriginal artists and promote their work to a...

AIDAN COLEMAN was born in Aberystwyth, Wales, in 1976 and as a child lived...

ALEC DERWENT HOPE (1907–2000) was an Australian poet and essayist known for his satirical...

ALICE SPIGELMAN was born in Hungary in 1946 and has been living in Australia...
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BRUCE BEAVER (born 1928) wrote fourteen books of poetry and a novel. He was...

Born in 1934, CHRIS WALLACE-CRABBE studied at the University of Melbourne and at Yale....

Professor COLIN TATZ AO is a director of the Australian Institute for Holocaust and...
 
DAMIEN FREEMAN
was born in Sydney in...

DANIEL JOHANNES HUYGENS was born in Utrecht, Holland, in 1908. He was one of...

Dr DASIA BLACK
(whose given name is Ester Hadasa) was born in Poland...

DAVID BROOKS spent his earliest years in Greece and Yugoslavia. His first collection of poetry,...

DEBORAH WESTBURY has been a familiar voice in Australian poetry since her work began...

DR JOHN ENGLAND runs a private practice in the Blue Mountains where he looks after...

EMILY MAGUIRE is a Sydney novelist, essayist and English teacher. Her articles and essays...

FAY ZWICKY was a Senior Lecturer in English literature at the University of Western...

FRANK PLICKA, born in 1926 in the former Czechoslovakia, was educated at Charles University...

"Almost all we know about GAIUS VALERIUS CATULLUS comes from what he tells us...

GARRY SHEAD is an Australian artist and filmmaker. Born in Sydney, NSW, he studied...

GEOFF PAGE is a Canberra poet who has published fifteen books of poetry, two...

GEORGE ALEXANDER works as coordinator of Contemporary Art Programmes at the Art Gallery of...

GERRY TURCOTTE is a writer and critic from French Canada. His first novel, Flying in Silence,...

GIG RYAN’s first book was co-winner of the 1982 Anne Elder Award and her...

GYÖRGY DALOS was born in Budapest in 1943. He studied German History at Moscow...

IGOR GELBACH spent his childhood in the Black Sea town Sukhumi, Georgia and then...

IRENE COATES was born in 1925  and grew up in a bohemian family in...

ISTVÁN ÖRKÉNY (1912–1979) is one of the most popular writers of post-war Hungary. He...

JACOB G. ROSENBERG was a poet, storyteller and author who lived through one of...

JAMES COWAN has published over 25 books on subjects ranging from Aboriginal metaphysics to...

JANET STEPHENS has been practising alternative medicine for the past 20 years,...
 
JOHN SCOTT is the author of 16 books of poetry and prose.  His...

JOHN FORBES was born in Melbourne in 1950, and spent his childhood between Melbourne,...

JOHN FOULCHER has published six books of poetry. He won the 1988 National Library...

JOHN TRANTER was born in Cooma, NSW, in 1943. He has published 13 volumes of...

JUDITH SOLLOSY has translated eleven novels from Hungarian, including The Circumcision by György Dalos,...

KATE BRAVERMAN is a native of Los Angeles. She was an activist in the...
 
KELLINDE WRIGHTSON holds a PhD in English Literature from the University of Sydney, where...

Born in Sydney (1949), KEN BOLTON lives in Adelaide, South Australia. He is a...

LAU SIEW MEI, born in Singapore in 1968, migrated to Australia in 1994. Her...

LEONARD RADIC, born in 1935, was the theatre critic for The Age in Melbourne...

Born in Texas in 1938, LYNN HARD came to Australia in 1977. He worked...

MARC HENDRICKX, born in 1964, is the author of biographies of Elvis Presley, Muhammad Ali,...

MARCEL WEYLAND was born in Lódz, Poland in 1927 and came to Australia in...
Margaret West was born in 1936 in Melbourne, her formal studies include art, music and...

MARIA STRANI-POTTS was born in Corfu, Greece in 1946. She graduated from the School...

MEHMET OZALP was born in Turkey in 1968 and migrated to Australia in 1984. He...

MICHAEL MORAN has led a varied and adventurous life. Born and educated in Australia...

Born in Calcutta, India in 1944, MOSES AARON came to Australia in 1952. He...

MOYA COSTELLO has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Adelaide, and...

Canadian born poet, NANCY-GAY ROTSTEIN received her Masters Degree in Candian history from the...

NEVILL DRURY is best known for his writing on the Western magical tradition, shamanism...

NIKOS ATHANASOU was born in Perth in 1953. He graduated in medicine at Sydney...

OUYANG YU’s literary career began in China where he published poetry, fiction, non-fiction and...

PAUL CRITTENDEN, born in country NSW in 1936, is an emeritus professor of philosophy...

PETER ARNOLD, a former medical practitioner turned professional editor, was also a co-editor of...

PÉTER ESTERHÁZY was born in 1950 in Budapest and is one of the most...

PETER SKRZYNECKI was born in 1945 in Germany and came to Australia in 1949....

“PHAM THI HOAI is being hailed as one of the brightest stars in Vietnamese...
RHYLL McMASTER's poetry was published in The Bulletin while she was still a schoolgirl. Of...

RICHARD DEUTCH was born in the USA in 1944. He published eight books of...

Australian born poet RICHARD JAMES ALLEN has combined a unique international career as a...

ROBERT ADAMSON was born in Sydney in 1943. He was a key player in...

ROSEMARY DOBSON, AO, was born in Sydney in 1920. She has published 13 books...

SARAH DAY was born in England and grew up in Tasmania. She has published...

SCOTT MANN was born in 1952 in Manchester, England. He has taught philosophy and...

SELWYN PRITCHARD was born in 1933, the third son of a Welsh carpenter. He...

STEPHANIE BISHOP was born in Sydney in 1979. Her first novel, The Singing, was...

STEVE K. KELEN was born in Sydney in 1956. Since winning the Poetry Australia...

STYLIANOS S. CHARKIANAKIS was born in Crete in 1935. He studied theology in Constantinople...

Sydney born SUZANNE D. RUTLAND is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of...

SUZON FUKS was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1959 and migrated to Australia in...

TIMOSHENKO ASLANIDES’s first book of poems, The Greek Connection won the British Commonwealth Poetry...

VRASIDAS KARALIS is associate professor in Modern Greek Studies at the University of Sydney....

WANDA SPATHOPOULOS was born Wanda Maxime Herbert in 1922, in Melbourne. Six months later,...

WAYNE GROGAN was born in Sydney in 1953. He was a member of the...

WINTON HIGGINS, born in Sydney in 1941, is a graduate of the Universities of...

YORAM GROSS is internationally acclaimed for his films that have garnered numerous awards and...