Bruce Dawe has often been typecast as a poet who has "not been able to go beyond the proleterian and ocker revolution" which he started. This book draws from post-structuralist and post-colonial theory to re-situate terms like "ocker" and "contemporary" and so offer a new reading of Dawe's poetry.
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