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Poet to Chair ACT Cultural Council

By che - 5 April 2005 8

In a move that will both please and annoy Canberras Arts Communinty, poet Dr Paul Hetherington has been appointed as the Chair of the ACT Cultural Council according to this media release from the Minister for the Arts, John Stanhopathon.

It will annoy individuals in the arts community because they didn’t get chosen, but it will please them greatly that now the ACT Poetry Award will not be decided on by the Comrade, who stood up at the last presentation joking that he knows nothing about poetry and then deciding on the winner. You never want to be in a room full of artists/poets and say those immortal words “I don’t know much about art/poetry, but I know what I like” and then award a prize to what you like.

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bonfire 12:08 pm
05 Apr 05

and poetry is just so relevant and popular that we need to have a council and chair and public funding ?

i wouldnt give these people a cracker.

the whole ‘arts’ industry is a scam.

the tedious introspective meanderings of depressed introverted social outcasts is of no interest to 95% of umm the world.

surely they can meet at the tradies club and exchange soliloquies ?

i am an island
i am an isthmus
i come from the bahamas
and i dont believe in xmas

Canberra_unsung_hero 6:53 pm
02 May 05

My poem –
Dan,dan,the garbage man,
Stole a can, and away he ran !

ronaldo 4:05 pm
26 Aug 05

Hey bonfire..”marooned……..xmas” do you know the history of this verse… or is it from your memory of ‘hey hey its saturday’?

bonfire 4:10 pm
26 Aug 05

nope i have it on a cd by raymond j bartholemew.

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