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Stuart Cooke, Corrosions

Corrosions is a prequel to Stuart’s first full-length collection, Edge Music (IP, 2011). A collection of corroded points or beginnings, it is about some of the paths taken by a young poet as he struggles to understand the relationship between language, landscape and history in contemporary Australia, and how to locate his own body in the midst of it all.

“Far-ranging, he can return his poems to the immediate context of Australian voice and manner... a strong new poetic presence, a presence already very assured and one that is already offering a true moment of enrichment to Australian poetry.” – Martin Harrison

Stuart was born in 1980 and grew up in Sydney and Hobart. He has travelled extensively, and lived in Chile, Mexico and England. In 2011 he completed a PhD in Indigenous Australian and Chilean poetics at Macquarie University. Stuart's poems, essays and translations have been published widely in Australia, and in the USA and UK.

Rare Object Number 56.
8 pages. Published 2010.
Cover image by Kay Orchison.

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