Rochford Street Review was saddened to learn of the death of poet Tim Thorne on the 16 September in Launceston. Tim was one of Australia’s leading poets, a lifelong socialist activist, a former President of TAP into a Better Tasmania (formerly Tasmanians Against a Pulp Mill) and a former President of the SEARCH Foundation.

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Since Kate Jennings’s death in May this year, I have had long thoughtful conversations with Barbara Levy, who like me, knew Kate well in that fierce early 1970’s cauldron. Our focus always is that slim period when so much happened at Sydney Women’s Liberation, at 67 Glebe Point Rd and the short period in Glebe until Kate left Australia about 1978 and settled in New York.

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