Australia
Alan Wearne was born and grew up in Melbourne. He is the author of the two verse novels, The Nightmarkets, winner of the Banjo Award, and The Lovemakers (Shearsman), which won the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry, the Judith Wright Calanthe Award and the Colin Roderick Award. A master of both the Australian vernacular and poetic form, his most recent collections are The Australian Popular Songbook and Prepare the Cabin for Landing (Giramondo). Alan is the publisher of Grand Parade Poets and teaches at the University of Wollongong, from which he will retire at the end of the year to both read and listen to the works of the man he regards as the founder of the company he works for: Geoffrey Chaucer.
Saturday May 30th 1:00 pm 17. South Country: 21st Century Antipodian Voices (I)

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