‘Golden flight’ A poem to Bob Adamson by Robyn Rowland
Robyn Rowland’s poem, ‘Golden flight’ to Bob Adamson, from the west of Ireland, concludes Rochford Street Review’s Tribute issue to Robert Adamson
Vale Kevin Higgins
Rochford Street Review was saddened to learn of the death of poet and activist Kevin Higgins on 10 January in Galway, Ireland. Kevin was a great friend of the Review and we had maintained a regular correspondence over the past few years. His poetry combined technique with content and his biting political satire provoked impacts far beyond the poetry community.
Robert Adamson Memorial Service Friday 13th January 2023, 1.15pm (AEDT) Live Streaming Details
Update on the The Third Annual Rochford Street Review Keep Alive Appeal
On 8 December 2022 we launched the Third Annual Rochford Street Review Keep Alive Appeal in order to raise the $515 we needed by the end of 2022 to continue the Review into 2023. We are still $95 short of reaching our target with only days to go.
Vale Robert Adamson
Messages to Robert Adamson
The following are messages to Bob submitted to Rochford Street Review as part of the special Robert Adamson issue. You can use the form at the bottom of the page to submit your own message
Grace and Fury – Robert Adamson on Dorothy Hewett, Gwen Harwood & Fay Zwicky
Dorothy Hewett, Gwen Harwood and Fay Zwicky are pioneers of contemporary Australian poetry. They invented and adventured forms and lines from classic to post modern. Ahead of their time, their influence is continual and deep running .
“Who was Michael Dransfield?” Robert Adamson revisits ‘Michael Dransfield’s Lives: A Sixties Biography’ by Patricia Dobrez
Michael Dransfield was a prodigy whose life was cut short. When he died at 24 he had already published three books of poetry, since then another five volumes have eventually been published. By the time UQP released his Collected Poems in 1987, Dransfield’s reputation had grown, his poetry had been discovered by a broad readership, and his Collected Poems became the best seller in the entire series.