Fiona Hile
(Australia, 1969)
by Mathew Abbott Published by Vagabond in 2012, Fiona Hile’s The Family Idiot announced a disarming new poetic intelligence. In its 16 pages the chapbook presents a series of deft inquiries into the problems that have continued to concern Hile: the nature of the knots that tie abstract thought to the mess of human instinct; what happens to poetic diction when it squares off against a disenchanted natural world; the aesthetic potentials of alternative culture (especially punk and rock); how language captures human sexuality, by turns delighting and tormenting it. The book’s range …

Ania Walwicz
(Poland, 1951)
by Jessica L. Wilkinson A university tutor introduced me to Ania Walwicz’s writing when I was a young student. I remember being surprised by the sustained dynamism of red roses (UQP, 1992), a book-length poetic/ficto-critical meditation on ‘becoming one’s mother’: ‘i want to write about everybody’s mother everything is becoming my mother everyone is becoming my mother all texts speak about her’ (21). I had never realised how much I had come to rely on the conventions of grammar and syntax to guide literary representations of the world. Without punctuation …

Jessica L. Wilkinson
(Australia, 1982)
by Bella Li Jessica L. Wilkinson is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, and the founding editor of RABBIT: a journal for nonfiction poetry. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the Martin Bequest Travelling Scholarship and the 2014 Peter Porter Poetry Prize. Born in 1982 in country Victoria, Australia, she holds a PhD in creative writing from the University of Melbourne and has published two books of poetry: marionette: a biography of miss marion davies (Vagabond Press, 2012), which was shortlisted for the 2014 …

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• Australia Council For The Arts (Australia)
• Michael Brennan (Current editor)

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