Pete Hay launched Andrew Sant's essay collection How to Proceed, (Puncher & Wattmann), at Hobart Bookshop on Thursday, 27th October, 2016.
Hay began by referring to Sant's reputation as a '... distinguished, urbane, cosmopolitan poet and man-of-letters'. He was having none of it. 'Your impression is entirely wrong!'
'This is my old dissolute drinking mate known as "Santy", and until I surrender the floor, "Santy" it's going to be!'
'I have two problems', Hay continued....