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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 …

Anthology of Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry launches!

On Sunday August 28th, Jessica Wilkinson and Bonny Cassidy were joined by publisher John Hunter, to launch their Anthology of Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry at the Queensland Poetry Festival.  Eighteen months in the making, Jess and Bonny were commissioned by Hunter Publishers to co-edit this anthology of new work from around the country. Their editing process at …

Lab members, Jessica Wilkinson and Bonny Cassidy, are visiting the University of California Berkeley from April 13-17. Jessica and Bonny will be presenting critical papers and poetry readings at a symposium, Active Aesthetics: Innovation and Aesthetics in Contemporary Australian Poetry and Poetics. The symposium is jointly convened by UCAL, UWS and Deakin, and features an …

nonfictionLab’s Contemporary Poetry Node There is no single generation of feminism living in Australia. The editors of this anthology came of age under the slogan, “Girls can do anything!” and studied amongst the poetry of Gig Ryan, Ania Walwicz, Judith Wright and Oodgeroo Noonuccal. Now we write and teach in the wake of Gillard’s misogyny …

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 …

Come celebrate the lucky 14th issue of Rabbit: a journal of nonfiction poetry, with founder and chief editor Jessica L Wilkinson of the Contemporary Poetry node. When: Sunday 8th March, 3pm Where: The Alderman, 134 Lygon Street, Brunswick East What: a few readings in the fresh air of The Alderman’s back garden With poetry guest-edited by …

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 …