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Applications Open: Melbourne Visiting Poets Program – 2019 Regional Guest

The Melbourne Visiting Poets Program is a residency-based initiative coordinated out of the RMIT University’s non/fictionLab research group, in partnership with Australian Poetry, Melbourne Spoken Word and Rabbit: A Journal for Nonfiction Poetry. Previous guests of the program include Amanda Stewart, Natalie Harkin, Stuart Cooke, Lionel Fogarty, Ellen van Neerven, Andy Jackson, David Stavanger and …

Alison Whittaker Residency Recap

From August 13–15, Gomeroi writer Alison Whittaker invited us to share the celebration of her new book, Blakwork, published by the legendary Magabala Books. The collection of poems – prose and experimental in mode – as well as short nonfiction, is unique in form and expresses the vitality, originality and urgency of contemporary Aboriginal writing, particularly …

BLAKWORK: A reading and yarn with Alison Whittaker

Alison Whittaker is a Gomeroi poet, life writer and essayist from Gunnedah and Tamworth, north-western New South Wales. She now lives in Sydney on Wangal land, and is recently returned from the US, where she received a 2017 Fulbright Indigenous Postgraduate Scholarship to complete a Master of Laws (LLM) at Harvard. Her poem MANY GIRLS …

Melbourne Visiting Poets Program co-presents David Stavanger

David Stavanger brought collegiality, wit and generosity to his Melbourne Visiting Poets Program residency in May. Based in the hinterland of northern NSW, David was selected from a national call-out for a regional resident in Summer 2017. He applied his experience as former co-director of the Queensland Poetry Festival to the curation of a collaborative live …

Applications Open for Melbourne Visiting Poets Program 2018/19

The Melbourne Visiting Poets Program is a residency-based initiative coordinated out of RMIT’s non/fictionLab research group, in partnership with Australian Poetry, Melbourne Spoken Word and Rabbit: A Journal for Nonfiction Poetry. Previous guests of the program include Amanda Stewart, Natalie Harkin, Stuart Cooke, Lionel Fogarty, Ellen van Neerven and Andy Jackson. In 2018 and 2019, the program …

Murri poet and activist Lionel Fogarty to undertake Poetry Residency at RMIT

nonfictionLab’s Contemporary Poetry Node presents a biannual series of visiting poets and practitioners of experimental poetics. In May Sydney-based vocal artist/performer and poet Amanda Stewart gave a public reading of her poetry, accompanied by special guests Gig Ryan, and Poetry node members, Jessica L Wilkinson and Bonny Cassidy, as well as addressing Creative Writing and …

This reading marks the first of the Contemporary Poetry node’s new visiting poets series. The evening will also include readings by special guests Gig Ryan, and nonfictionLab Contemporary Poetry node members, Jessica L Wilkinson and Bonny Cassidy. While visiting the node, Amanda Stewart will also have delivered a talk to 3rd-year Creative Writing and Sound …

In 2015, the Contemporary Poetry node will be kicking off a series of biannual visits by contemporary poets from around the country and potentially overseas. The idea of the program is to bring writers working at the edge of contemporary poetics, to the RMIT campus to interact with students and staff. A mini-residency, this initiative …