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Evening Appetiser: Writing Light in Poetry

In this generative workshop, remain curious about the potentials of working critically with light, dark, shadow and reflection in poetry. By moving through selected readings from a broader corpus of queer, trans and anti-colonial work, you’ll learn to read light and shadow in poetry as more than inert, backgrounded material into its potential for building and enhancing imagery that, paraphrasing Francis Bacon, resounds through the nervous system more violently.


  • When: Thursday 8 February, 6–7pm
  • Where: Online
  • With: Lou Garcia-Dolnik

About the Tutor

A photo of Lou Garcia-Dolnik.

Lou Garcia-Dolnik is a poet living and working on sovereign Gadigal Country. Their writing has been awarded Second Prize in Overland’s Judith Wright Poetry Prize, a place on the shortlist for the 2020 Blake Prize, 2021 Val Vallis Awards, 2022 LIMINAL Non-Fiction Prize, 2022 Kat Muscat Fellowship, and an Academy of American Poets University Prize from the University of Texas at Austin. They were the 2023 recipient of the Australian Poetry/NAHR Eco-Poetry Fellowship.

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