Lisa Gorton, Our First Poet in Residence

In partnership with RMIT, the Australian Poetry Centre is bringing a poet in residence to the Wheeler Centre.

The program will mean that poets have the opportunity to write but also be available for workshops and weekly Meet the Poet sessions, which allow aspiring poets to talk about their writing with the poet in residence.

Lisa Gorton is the first poet in residence and brings with her an impressive writing CV. Her first collection, Press Release, won the Victorian Premier’s Prize for Poetry and was shortlisted for the Melbourne Best Writing Prize. She’s gone on to complete a Doctorate at Oxford University on John Donne’s poetry and prose, and won the John Donne Society Award for Distinguished Publication in Donne Studies.

While at the Wheeler Centre, Gorton will be working on a collection of poems set in the future and she’ll post portions of her work here for you to discuss and explore. But if you want to talk directly in person Gorton will be available on 16th of September in her first Meet the Poet session.

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