‘Some of the things we hold most dear about poetry may be things that we have to clear our minds of, in order that we see other things more clearly.’
After admiring his work for many years, I had the chance to talk with David Brooks at his home in the Blue Mountains back in June. We talked about his latest book The Grass Library (Brandl & Schlesinger, 2019) along with the role of poetry in his life today, how he sees his previous collections, animal rights, ancient Chinese poetry, recognition and more.
- The Balcony (UQP, 2008)
- Open House (UQP, 2015)
- Urban Elegies (Island Press, 2007)
- Ep 93. On two of David’s poems