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LEMURS IN LOVE
PROUD PARENTS SHOW OFF
ALL NEW, ALL BAR
OWNER VOWS TO REOPEN
Corner to inspire local writers
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Poets Corner artist Cathy Weiszmann
with the three busts she created.
Picture: Elesa Lee
HAROLD Grant's dream for Canberra
poets to have a place to call their own
has become a reality.
The Campbell resident has long
advocated for a Poet's Corner in the
city and after years of petitioning he
was on hand on Monday to launch the
Poet's Corner in Garema Place will
feature three bronze busts of Aust-
ralian poets Judith Wright, David
Campbell and A.D. Hope.
The $170,000 project is part of
former chief minister Jon Stanhope's
legacy of public art and was officially
opened on Monday, January 30.
Mr Grant said his love for poetry
came from his youth and since then he
had written about topics such as
politics, human nature, war and peace,
and in more recent years on relatives
He wanted other poets to have a
place to meet, share and enjoy poetry
so he began petitioning Mr Stanhope.
''He's a man of the arts and he took
it up and decided on it and for that I am
forever grateful,'' Mr Grant said.
Mr Grant hopes the Poet's Corner
will be an inspiring place for the
''It's an opportunity for poets and
young aspiring poets,'' he said.
''I would hope out of this it would
be emulated nationwide, that each
capital city would have a Poet's
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