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Duncan Hose Duncan Hose i(A114427 works by) (a.k.a. Duncan Bruce Hose)
Born: Established: 1974 Launceston, Northeast Tasmania, Tasmania, ;
Gender: Male
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Dr Duncan Hose is a poet, painter and academic scholar. He was born in Launceston, Tasmania, and moved to Hobart in 1993 to commence a Bachelor of Arts degree. This was abandoned in 1995 while he traveled extensively around Australia either on foot or living in cars, settling in Broome for a year in 1999. In 2001 he lived in Ireland between Galway and the Aran Islands. In 2003 he returned to the University of Tasmania, taking first class Honours in Literature with a thesis on John Forbes in 2006. In 2008 he commenced a PhD. at the University of Melbourne, which was completed in 2015. During this time he taught Poetry and Poetics at the University of Melbourne, Deakin University and RMIT. His thesis examined the operation of charm in poetry and the construction of a mythology of the poetic self. He is now preparing a book based on his thesis, called Prick’d by Charm: The Pursuit of Myth in Frank O’Hara, Ted Berrigan and John Forbes. 

He has been the recipient of a number of awards, including the Deakin University Excellence in Teaching Award (2014) and the Newcastle Poetry Prize (2010).

He was the recipient of the 2017 Fryer Fellowship. One of the outcomes of his work on the archive of the Australian poet John Forbes, which he explored during the fellowship, was published by AustLit in 2019: John Forbes in the Archive.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2017 recipient Fryer Library Fellowship

to investigate  the papers of poet John Forbes (1950–98).

2017 longlisted Red Room Poetry Fellowship
2010 runner-up The Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Jewelled Shillelagh Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2019 18366973 2019 selected work poetry

Has there been an Australian poet as troubadourish and piratical as Duncan Hose? The work is a response  to an imaginary Auden’s (or someone’s) pronouncement that poetry be playful or drunken speech, linguistically badly behaved – more sweet-sounding than anything I can think of in Australian English.

2022 longlisted Tasmania Book Prizes Tasmanian Literary Awards Tim Thorne Prize for Poetry
Instruction for an Ideal Australian : John Forbes’s Poetry of Metaphysical Etiquette 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , Special Issue 2010;
'The question of value in poetry or poetry of value often resolves to a question of metaphysics: what goes in to a poem or how it carries its symbolic freight will tell of the poetics involved in the practice, more particularly how the poem might function as a specular technology. Crudely, we might say that some poems are written as paeans to the ephemera of the world by a sovereign soul that is tonally and formally certain of a metaphysical guarantee (even in the expression of uncertainty), either through theosophy, 'pious self-regard,' or just good luck. There are other poems, not pagan exactly, but which seem to have an appetite for the material-historical circumstances of the world in which they find themselves, that go for the world in its lurid contingency, where there might be a wilful and cheeky inclusion of things that are not only ephemeral but redundant to good taste, thereby threatening the traditional sacred territory of the poetic itself.
By way of luxuriating in the habitus of his work, this paper argues that the poetry of John Forbes presents a reformed metaphysic of surfaces that, far from flattening 'deeper' concerns of literature, offers a new kind of etiquette for the spirit by which our perception, symbolic inception, and response to the world is a constant kind of poesis, or creative production of our selves that is at once more lively and Ideally less delusional. It will examine Forbes's conception of poetry as the ultimate technology for regulating and playing with the processes of self-mythologising by fiercely interrogating the symbolic economies, or the textural architectonics of communities, from which selves are made and through which they are cultivated as beings of language.' (Author's abstract)
2009 winner ASAL Awards A. D. Hope Prize
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