Wednesday, 1 July, 7pm – 8pm (AEST)

Michael Farrell with AJ Carruthers, Amelia Dale, Lucy Dougan and Toby Fitch

Sponsored by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, the ASAL2020 Poetry Reading Series will bring together poets from across the country for four nights of virtual readings. Zoom links will be made available 24 hours before each event. To receive the links for these events, please register for the Poetry Reading Series at the ASAL2020 conference website:

Michael Farrell is the author of Writing Australian Unsettlement: Modes of Poetic Invention 1796-1945 (Palgrave Macmillan). His I Love Poetry won the Judith Wright Calanthe Queensland Literary Award in 2018. Michael’s latest book is Family Trees (Giramondo).

A.J. Carruthers (also ajCarruthers) is an Australian-born poet, performer, prophet, and literary theorist, author of the academic book Stave Sightings: Notational Experiments in North American Long Poems (Palgrave 2017), and two volumes of a long poem, Axis Book 1: Areal (Vagabond 2014) and Axis Book 2 (Vagabond 2019). He teaches literature and literary criticism within the School of Languages and Literature at SUIBE, China.

Amelia Dale is lecturer at the School of Languages and Literature and the Australian Studies Centre at Shanghai University of International Business and Economics. She is the author of the academic book The Printed Reader: Gender, Quixotism, and Textual Bodies in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Bucknell UP, 2019), and poetry works including Constitution (Inken Publisch, 2017); Goalf (Hysterically Real, 2016) and Tractosaur (Troll Thread, 2015). She is chief editor of SOd Press, interviews editor of Rabbit Poetry Journal and formerly was poetry reviews editor of Southerly Journal. She received her PhD, in eighteenth-century literature, from the University of Sydney in 2015.

Lucy Dougan’s books include Memory Shell (5 Islands Press), White Clay (Giramondo), Meanderthals (Web del Sol) and The Guardians (Giramondo) which won the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award for poetry. With Tim Dolin, she is co-editor of The Collected Poems of Fay Zwicky (UWAP, 2017). She works at Curtin University for the China Australia Writing Centre.

Toby Fitch is poetry editor of Overland, a sessional academic in creative writing at the University of Sydney, and organiser of AVANT GAGA and the poetry night at Sappho Books in Glebe. His most recent book of poems is Where Only the Sky had Hung Before (Vagabond Press 2019) and he is currently working on a manuscript called Sydney Spleen. He lives on unceded Gadigal land.