Friday, 3 June 2011

Steve Grant (Fremantle Herald) on Dante’s ‘Inferno’

Steve Grant is chief of staff at the Fremantle Herald. He nominated Dante’s ‘Inferno’ as his favourite poem, saying:

“I wanted to know what it’d be like when I got there. Actually, years ago I wrote a poetic letter to a friend parodying ‘Inferno’ in which the streets of Fremantle became Hell’s circles and its prominent citizens the doomed characters. It wasted way too much of my time in Gino’s, but it was great fun and I came to love the poem’s rich texture and brutal bitchiness – perfect training for a journalist.”

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