John Forbes (poet)
John Forbes (1 September 1950 – 23 January 1998) was an Australian poet.
Forbes was born in Melbourne, but during his childhood his family lived in northern Queensland, Malaya and New Guinea. He went to Sydney University, and his circle of friends included the poets Robert Adamson, Martin Johnston, and John Tranter. It was at this time that the work of the American poets Ted Berrigan, John Ashbery and Frank O'Hara made a strong and lasting impression on him.
- Collected Poems, 1970–1998; 2001, Brandl & Schlesinger, ISBN 1-876040-27-0.
- Damaged Glamour; 1998, Brandl & Schlesinger, ISBN 1-876040-10-6.
- New and Selected Poems; 1992, Angus & Robertson, ISBN 0-207-16951-9.
- The Stunned Mullet; 1988, Hale & Iremonger.
- Stalin's Holidays; 1981, Transit Poetry.
- Drugs; 1979, Black Lamb Press.
- On the Beach; 1977, Sea Cruise Books.
- Tropical Skiing; 1976, Angus & Robertson.
- Ken Bolton (ed.) Homage to John Forbes. (Brandl & Schlesinger, 2002)
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