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Anders Villani Anders Villani i(8158367 works by)
Born: Established: Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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1 Marlin i "A boy appears at school early", Anders Villani , 2021 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 430 2021; (p. 25)
1 Canals i "and the salons remain open and your mother receives", Anders Villani , 2021 single work poetry
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , January 2021;
1 What I’m Reading Anders Villani , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: Meanjin Online 2020;
1 Anders Villani Reviews After the Demolition by Zenobia Frost Anders Villani , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Plumwood Mountain [Online] , November 2020;

— Review of After the Demolition Zenobia Frost , 2019 selected work poetry
1 Greensborough Plaza i "His mother has to pop into Coles for bread, Panadol, and apples.", Anders Villani , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: Westerly , vol. 65 no. 2 2020; (p. 113)
1 Numinous Wellings : Three New Poetry Volumes Anders Villani , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 427 2020;

— Review of Cadaver Dog Luke Best , 2020 single work novel ; Thorn Todd Turner , 2020 selected work poetry ; Some Sketchy Notes on Matter Angela Gardner , 2020 selected work poetry

'In 1795, Friedrich Schiller wrote: ‘So long as we were mere children of nature, we were both happy and perfect; we have become free, and have lost both.’ For Schiller, it was the poet’s task to ‘lead mankind … onward’ to a reunification with nature, and thereby with the self. Central to Romantic thought, reimaginings like Schiller’s of Christian allegory, in which (European) humans’ division from a utopian natural world suggests the biblical fall, strike a chord in our own time of unfolding environmental catastrophe. Against such an unfolding, three new Australian books of poetry explore the contemporary relationship of subject to place.' (Introduction)

1 Curtain Raiser : Poems of Childhood Sexual Violence Anders Villani , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 425 2020; (p. 56-57)

— Review of Tilt Kate Lilley , 2018 selected work poetry

'‘Even if truth be drawn from the work,’ writes Maurice Blanchot, ‘the work overruns it, takes it back into itself to bury and hide it.’ This strange, poetic movement to conceal what is manifest brings to mind another statement, by the psychiatrist and author Judith Herman: ‘The conflict between the will to deny horrible events and the will to proclaim them aloud is the central dialectic of psychological trauma.’' (Introduction)

1 New Reactive Anders Villani , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Anthology 2020; (p. 128)
1 Silences i "He DJ's a friend's Italian-themed party.", Anders Villani , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: Rabbit , June no. 30 2020; (p. 50-58)
1 Anders Villani Reviews Stone Mother Tongue by Annamaria Weldon Anders Villani , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Plumwood Mountain [Online] , April 2019;

— Review of Stone Mother Tongue Annamaria Weldon , 2018 selected work poetry
1 Sick Day i "Somewhere between spirit", Anders Villani , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 236 2019;
1 Range i "there is no boardwalk down to the spit you improvise arcing", Anders Villani , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Anthology 2018; (p. 65)
1 Strawberry Dawn i "The current sluices through her toes, rendering them in duck shit.", Anders Villani , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 232 2018;
1 1 y separately published work icon Aril Wire Anders Villani , Parkville : Five Islands Press , 2018 14759298 2018 selected work poetry

Crafted with Anders Villani’s sure eye for detail and enticing turns of imagery, Aril Wire faces violence candidly, interrogating toxic masculinities. Bedtime stories never far from nightmares unsettle intimate relationships. Other-than-human encounters reshape a world where ‘(you could kill a weed / with your brand of care)’. Attention presages kindness.
Anne Elvey

'Reading Aril Wire felt like looking through a photo album. Villani’s poems deftly complicate reality with desire, anxiety with hallucination. The scenes and dreamscapes he creates are felt as much as they are read. It feels almost like a season, probably summer.
Oscar Schwartz'  (Publication summary)

1 Moravian Eclipse Myth (Corona of Hunters and Prey) i "Seven women roam a caldera in the mountains.", Anders Villani , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , August no. 87 2018;
1 Master i "It rained mythically last night.", Anders Villani , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 77 no. 2 2017; (p. 202-203)
1 Young Animism i "A white-blonde boy", Anders Villani , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 May vol. 80 no. 2017;
1 Black Rock Desert i "The sun, just-blown glass, rises", Anders Villani , 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: Plumwood Mountain : An Australian Journal of Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics , February vol. 3 no. 1 2016;
1 Bush Strangers i "Women work the shoulder.", Anders Villani , 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 30 no. 1 2016; (p. 156-157)
1 Ode to the Non-Binaries i "It is autumn. He sees someone in the yard. He sees them in a", Anders Villani , 2015 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Anthology 2015; (p. 18)
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