A Seminar by Dr Rose Lucas
all staff and students
In this talk Dr Lucas plans to discuss some of the ways in which the hold of the hyper-rational can be loosened to allow the rhythms and images of poetry to flow. To this end, she will talk about strategies for writing, the nature of ‘inspiration’, the specificity of place, and the idea of poetry as a form of intense looking – which can provide windows onto the external world as well as the world of interiority.
Rose Lucas is a poet, critic and freelance academic. She taught in the English Department at Monash University from 1988-2009, and currently teaches poetry at Victoria University, Melbourne. She is co-author with Lyn McCredden of Bridgings: Readings in Australian Women’s Poetry (Oxford, 1996), and is widely published in the areas of women’s poetry, literature and psychoanalysis and cinema studies. Her poetry has appeared in a range of journals, such as Australian Book Review, Meanjin, Heat, Best Australian Poems, Aroostook Review. She is a regular reviewer of poetry, fiction and film. She is also Chair of the West Australian Premier’s Book Awards judging panel. Her poetry collection, Even in the Dark, was published by University of West Australia Press, July 2013.
For enquiries, contact Associate Professor Chandani Lokugé. or Camille Eckhaus.
Monday 5 August 2013
2pm – 4pm
Meeting Room N702,