JACK RHYMES ABOUT TIME IN THE OUTBACK
BUSH poet Jack Drake has found his home among the gum trees and leaves of paper.
Inspired by the outback, Mr Drake entertained the audience at the Camp Oven Comedy with his spoken word.
It was a revelation when he was introduced to bush poetry and he has been writing ever since.
“When I was a kid my dad bought me a copy of Banjo Patterson’s poems and I thought they were the greatest thing since sliced bread,” Mr Drake said.
Mr Drake grew up in New Zealand on a sheep and cattle property and came to Australia when he was 19 to follow the rodeo circuit.
Last Saturday was his first time in Monogorilby and he enjoyed performing and working with the crowd.
“Some people have the ability to write a line that can lift the hair on the back of your neck and that’s beautiful,” he said.
“An artist uses paint or charcoal; I try and paint word pictures.”
ARTIST WITH WORDS: Bush poet Jack Drake entertained the audience at the Camp Oven Comedy.