C.J. Dennis 1

Visitors to Sydney have also been included in the Writers Walk at Circular Quay. The poet, C.J. Dennis, was not a Sydneysider but was a regular contributor to the Bulletin magazine. His book of poetry, The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke, sold 65,000 copies in 1916.

C.J. Dennis was born in September 1876 in Auburn, South Australia, where his father owned a hotel. Every year in September, the town celebrates his birthday with a festival. and in 2014 it will be on the 13 and 14. On the Saturday morning of the festival there will be a free poetry reading at the Rising Sun Hotel.

Auburn, SA, the birthplace of C.J. Dennis

Auburn, SA, the birthplace of C.J. Dennis

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