Flexmore Hudson (1913-1988) was a poet who sacrificed much of his own creativity to promote the work of fellow writers. While teaching at Hammond and Lucindale in the South East he and his wife Myrle Desmond produced, largely at their own expense, the quarterly Poetry which in the 1940s became the second largest poetry magazine circulating in the English speaking world. From a mixture of socialism; Hinayana Buddhism; love of the Australian landscape, and anger at the greed and injustice epitomised by the Holocaust, Hudson’s own poetry with its clarity and subtlety is the work of a craftsman.  

By Anthony Laube

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