Poetry and Poetics Invitation….

David Morley (Warwick University) and Ali Alizadeh (Monash University) read from and talk about their recently published works. This will be followed by informal discussion.  Please join the discussion on:
 Wednesday 4th September 2013, 1:00 – 3:00pm
Japanese Studies Centre (Clayton Campus)

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David Morley is a leading critic, anthologist, editor and ecologist.  His collections include The Gypsy and the Poet (Carcanet,2013), a PBS Recommendation, and Biographies of Birds and Flowers: Selected  Poems (Carcanet ,2014).    He published Enchantment (Carcanet 2011), a Sunday Telegraph Book of the Year chosen by Jonathan Bate.  The Invisible Kings (Carcanet,2007) was a PBS Recommendation and TLS Book of the Year chosen by Les Murray.  He writes for The Guardian and Poetry Review.  He was  one of the judges of the 2012 T.S. Eliot Prize and is judging the 2013 Foyle Young Poets of the Year.



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Ali Alizadeh’ sAshesinthe Air (UQP, 2011) was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s    Literary Awards, poetry. He lectures in Literature and Creative Writing at Monash and will launch his new chapbook Acts at this reading.

Acts is a sequence of performative, diegetic abstractions that pep up the experiential with humorous cynicism.[…] Alizadeh poeticises Jacques Lacan’s three interrelated levels of reality – the symbolic, the imaginary and the real. A question might be ‘Is poetry a mere side-effect of philosophy?'[…] One thing I know is that you can savour these shrewd poems without needing any Lacanian expertise. They are genuinely responsive to this erratic world and will account for it, genially, on your behalf.” (PamBrown)