Chris Wallace-Crabbe: Poetry and the Escaping Self

Date and time: 3rd October 2016 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Community Room 2, NICS Building, Frankland Street, Launceston

The Tasmanian Writers Centre with the Tasmanian Poetry Festival present Poetry and the Escaping Self: A Lecture with Chris Wallace Crabbe.

Does the poet disappear into his or her poem? Can art be truly impersonal? Perhaps the poet creates a marble monument out of language.

Is this done by formal means? Chris will demonstrate such questions by reading from his own recent and earlier poetry.

Chris Wallace-Crabbe is the author of more than a dozen collections of poetry. In 2011, he was awarded the Order of Australia for his services to Australian Literature. He has received the St. Michael’s Medal, the Philip Hodgins Memorial Medal, the Human Rights Award for Poetry, and the Christopher Brennan Award for Literature. He was the founding director of the Australian Centre at Melbourne University and has taught at Harvard and Yale universities.

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