I read a couple of the essays in this when they first appeared in the Weekend Australian, and was delighted to receive the book as a Christmas gift. I hope it will make me less ignorant about contemporary Australian poetry.
Sidney Poitier is still a commanding presence on this story of a teacher who wins over a room full of recalcitrant students. The students are pretty harmless by today's movie standards, and mostly unconvincing. I didn't know it was directed by an Australian, and didn't remember how blatantly was addressed to a US audience. But watching it was […]