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Michael Dransfield

54 AUSTRALIAN BOOK REVIEW MARCH 2003 Posthumous Poet Philip Harvey John Kinsella (ed.) MICHAEL DRANSFIELD: A RETROSPECTIVE UQP, $19.95pb, 92pp, 0 7022 3298 X F OR THOSE WHO grew up reading his dreamy, solipsistic sequences, Michael Dransfield met immediate needs. He expressed overtly the counter- cultural attitudes of the times, and portrayed the frustrations and elations of transition into one’s twenties. He was the most convincing of the slash/dash lower-case poets, one whose experiments were not a plaything but the means to new meaning. Rereading him now, we meet a gifted