Article Title

An Olympic Experiment

Authors

Mark O'Connor

Abstract

In 2000 the Australia Council, the Australian government’s arts funding instrument, gave poet Mark O’Connor a $40,000 fellowship, to cover in poetry ‘all aspects of the Sydney 2000 Games’. The appointment of the first ‘Olympic poet’ of the modem Olympiads brought intense media interest, and unexpected controversy. Mark O’Connor comments on the Australia Council’s experiment.

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