Newcastle poet in plagiarism scandal

By Susan Wyndham
Updated September 13 2013 - 1:16pm, first published 12:30pm

Andrew Slattery, a rising Australian poet, won the Rosemary Dobson Prize in 2010 for a poem with powerful lines such as "bruised like a forceps baby"; "You keep old roads open by driving on the new ones" and "Death will come quickly like a cat jumping onto the bed".

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