Poetry

Six Poems for Dr Kennedy: Some Unpublished Work of Bruce Beaver

The prolific Australian poet Bruce Beaver (1928–2004), author of a dozen collections of verse, from Under the Bridge (1961) to The Long Game and Other Poems (posthumously published in 2005), was born in the Sydney seaside suburb of Manly and spent most of his life there. As is noted in the online Australian Poetry Library, Beaver’s work “had a considerable influence on the development of the ‘Generation of 1968’ and the ‘New Australian Poetry’ of the 1970s”. He won several major Australian literary awards, including the Grace Leven Poetry Prize (1970, for Letters to Live Poets), the C.J. Dennis Prize…

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