Stuart Cooke, Departure into Cloud
Departure into Cloud traces a line between the earth and the sky. Beginning with the seeds of an organic, composting language beneath our feet, it grows into a breathing, sentient world before finally bursting into a cloud of almost-forms, where vaporous language tickles the edges of dense matter.
Stuart Cooke is a poet, critic and translator. In 2010, Vagabond Press published Cooke’s chapbook Corrosions. His first book of poetry, Edge Music, was published in 2011. Stuart has won a number of awards and grants, including the 2012 Dorothy Porter Poetry Prize and a 2012 Asialink Fellowship to the Philippines. He lives on the Gold Coast, where he lectures in creative writing and literary studies at Griffith University.