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Staying Alive
Code: 144  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Publishing Industry, Poetry
Saturday, May 19 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Mezzanine, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Neil Astley, Robert Adamson (facilitator)
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Neil Astley’s anthologies have invigorated and internationalised the readership of contemporary poetry. He talks to Robert Adamson about Staying Alive, Being Alive, and Being Human.

Neil Astley (International)

Neil Astley is editor of Bloodaxe Books, Britain's leading independent poetry publisher, which he founded in 1978. His many anthologies include Staying Alive, which has sold over 200,000 copies, Being Alive, Being Human and two collaborations with Pamela Robertson-Pearce: Soul Food and In Person, the world's first DVD poetry anthology. Neil has also published two poetry collections and two novels: The End of My Tether, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award, and The Sheep Who Changed the World.

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Robert Adamson (Australian)

Robert Adamson is the inaugural CAL chair of poetry at UTS. He has published over 20 books of poetry including the prize-winning 1990 collection, The Clean Dark. Inside Out, his acclaimed autobiography, won The Age Poetry Book of the Year in 2007. The Golden Bird won the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Poetry in 2009. In 2011 he was awarded the Patrick White Prize and the Blake Prize for Poetry. His latest book of poetry, The Kingfisher's Soul, is published by Bloodaxe Books UK.

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