In Balfour Street: 14 Poems from the 1970s, by Bob Brown
Poems written during the height of the Cold War, while Bob was in his mid-20s to early 30s. He describes being refused entry to hotels and hostels in Britain because of 'my wild appearance'. A year later he would be a ship's surgeon; a year after that he was in Tasmania where 'An occasional poem calmed my frustration or expressed my affinity with nature, or with others who were also out of orbit'. A small and sweet book.