Poetry Reading - David Morley, Gig Ryan, Will Eaves

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

6 for 6.30pm

Collected Works

35-37 Swanston St

Nicholas Building, Level 1

David Morley’s poetry collections include The Gypsy and the Poet (Carcanet, 2013) 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 is Professor of Writing at Warwick University and Alliance Chair of Writing at Monash University.

Will Eaves is the author of three novels, one work of experimental fiction and a volume of poetry. From 1995 to 2011 he was the Arts Editor of the Times Literary Supplement. He is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Warwick, and currently lives in Melbourne, where he is writing a novel about the possibility of artificial intelligence.

Gig Ryan's New and Selected Poems (Giramondo 2011), also published in the UK, collects work from over three decades, and has been shortlisted for both the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal and the Prime Minister's Literary Awards. Gig is the author of six previous volumes: The Division of Anger (1981), Manners of an Astronaut (1984), The Last Interior (1986), Excavation (1990), Pure and Applied (1998), and Heroic Money (2001). She has been awarded the C.J. Dennis Prize for Poetry in 1999, and the FAW Anne Elder Poetry Award.

For enquiries contact John Hawke (John.Hawke@monash.edu)