Outcrop: radical Australian poetry of land
Corey Wakeling (editor), Jeremy Balius (editor)

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Outcrop is a new anthology which collects contemporary radical Australian poetry of land, published by Black Rider Press in July 2013.

Curated by Corey Wakeling and Jeremy Balius, Outcrop transcribes innovative and significant poetical approaches to land at the crossroads of ecologies and language. The collection, rather than an exhaustive survey, represents a diversity of contemporary Australian poetic perspectives ranging from land in content and syntax, to voice, landscape, geopolitics, ecology, gesture and land of the body.

Outcrop features a broad range of poetry from Louis Armand, Laurie Duggan, Ali Cobby Eckermann, Kate Fagan, Michael Farrell, Lionel Fogarty, Keri Glastonbury, Matthew Hall, Fiona Hile, Duncan Hose, Jill Jones, John Kinsella, Astrid Lorange, John Mateer, Peter Minter, Sam Langer, Claire Potter, Pete Spence, Nicola Themistes and Tim Wright.

Outcrop was launched by poet and philosopher Justin Clemens at the Australian Centre at the University of Melbourne. The anthology was also launched at the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL) 2013 Conference at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga. The conference’s theme this year was ‘Country’ with a focus on topics which include the reimagining of the antipodes, discussing notions of country, region and location in literature, the sacred and the profane in country and the interaction between the cosmopolitan and the rural. Both events featured readings from included poets.

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