Poetry Reading at Monash Uni, 2pm Monday August 5


 Tomorrow I’m giving a talk and reading out at Monash, details below. I’ll be talking about the business of writing poetry – of finding the rhythms and ‘inspiration’ for writing –  as well as some practical tips from my experience. The poems will come from the recently released Even in the Dark. I’d love to see you there.

A Seminar by Dr Rose Lucas
all staff and students
are welcome

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,
Menzies building,
Clayton Campus



School of English, Communications and Performance Studies
Clayton campus, Wellington road, Clayton
Ph:+61 3 9905 2140
CRICOS Provider Number: 00008C

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