You're invited to the launch of 'Outcrop', a new anthology which collects contemporary radical Australian poetry of land. Curated by Corey Wakeling and Jeremy Balius, 'Outcrop' transcribes innovative and significant poetical approaches to land at the crossroads of ecology and language.
'Outcrop' will be launched in partnership with the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL) 2013 Conference, as well as Booranga Writers Centre, at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga.
Held in July, the conference’s theme this year is ‘Country’ with a focus on topics which include the reimagining of the antipodes, discussing notions of country, region and location in literature, the sacred and the profane in country and the interaction between the cosmopolitan and the rural.
The 'Outcrop' collection, rather than an exhaustive survey, represents a diversity of contemporary Australian radical poetic perspectives. These range from land in content and syntax, to voice, ecology, gesture and land of the body. These are poetic experiments with landscape and geopolitics, exemplars of radical visions of land.
The launch will feature readings from Michael Farrell, Fiona Hile, Keri Glastonbury, Duncan Hose, Jill Jones, Astrid Lorange and Tim Wright, with a short introduction by Outcrop co-editor Corey Wakeling.
Where: ASAL 2013, Booranga Writers Centre, Charles Sturt University
When: 5pm - 6:30pm, Wednesday 3 July