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Born: Established: 1965 ;
Gender: Male
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1 Whirlwind Duststorm i "Through scrolling lines on an antique television,", John Hawke , 2021 single work poetry
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , February 2021;
1 y separately published work icon Whirlwind Duststorm John Hawke , Wollongong : Grand Parade Poets , 2021 21205888 2021 selected work poetry

'All poetry, not just Australian poetry, is always in need of products that supply art, intellect and satiric bite. This is why Grand Parade Poets is very pleased to announce the publication of Whirlwind Duststorm, a new volume of poetry by John Hawke, which certainly possesses all three.

'Consciousness is like the experience of the poem – of being in perpetual motion, constantly distracted by the images before us. Embroiled in this storm, we are travelling, pummelled, unable to find firm footing, and yet shaped and honed by different influences, some of which are merely peripheral, and many of which emerge from class. Identity, personal history and narrative are called into question, leaving us with the poem as the only permanence.

'“Whirlwind Duststorm points at an answer to Hölderlin’s question about the purpose of poets in destitute times.” – Liam Ferney' (Publication summary)

1 September i "This is one of the times you won’t remember.", John Hawke , 2021 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 429 2021; (p. 27)
1 The Weave i "Impossible to say how the young black couple on the flight to Heathrow", John Hawke , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Anthology of Australian Prose Poetry 2020; (p. 92-93)
1 ‘Love Is the Subject’ : A Welcome New Edition of Martin Johnston John Hawke , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 427 2020;

— Review of Beautiful Objects Martin Johnston , 2020 selected work poetry

'There has as yet been no comprehensive critical study of the poets associated with the ‘Generation of ’68’, of whom Martin Johnston was perhaps the most naturally gifted and certainly the most intellectually expansive representative. This is because the project of these poets, to fully incorporate the stylistic innovations of modernist poetics and its development in postwar American models within local practice, is still ongoing. If we examine only those poets gathered in the 1979 New Australian Poetry anthology – in which Johnston’s lengthy experiment in parataxis, ‘The Blood Aquarium’, appears as a signature work – we find major authors even today in the process of developing their practice.' (Introduction)

1 Robert Harris, The Gang of One : Selected Poems (Grand Parade) John Hawke , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 9 no. 1 2019; (p. 118-121)

— Review of The Gang of One : Selected Poems of Robert Harris Robert Harris , 2019 selected work poetry
1 Porgy i "Your critical whiteness", John Hawke , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Rabbit , no. 28 2019; (p. 36-38)
1 Dormition i "A mirror that refuses to light. Paired", John Hawke , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 78 no. 4 2019; (p. 5)
1 The Tribe of Ashbery John Hawke , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 416 2019; (p. 57)

— Review of Ashbery Mode 2019 anthology poetry

'The recent death of Les Murray can be likened in its significance to the passing of Victor Hugo, after which, as Stéphane Mallarmé famously wrote, poetry ‘could fly off, freely scattering its numberless and irreducible elements’. Murray’s subsumption of the Australian nationalist tradition in poetry, including The Bulletin schools of both the 1890s (A.G. Stephens) and 1940s (Douglas Stewart), has delineated an influential pathway in our literature for more than fifty years. Yet the death in 2017 of the American poet John Ashbery might be viewed as equivalent in its effect, given the impact of his work on several generations of local poets, which has in many respects constituted a counter-stream to Murray’s often narrowly defined nationalism. Ashbery’s voice has been infectiously dominant in English-language poetries over several decades, in a manner similar to T.S. Eliot’s impression on poets of the earlier twentieth century. Critic Susan Schultz, the publisher of this volume, has charted the dynamics of its transcultural influence in her aptly titled collection, The Tribe of John (1995).'(Introduction)

1 Resemblances and Opposites : A Welcome Collection of Critical Essays John Hawke , 2019 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , January / February no. 408 2019; (p. 48-49)

'Perhaps the most encouraging sign in this Puncher & Wattmann collection of critical essays on contemporary Australian poets is the prominent ‘1’ on its front cover, promising that this will be the first in a series. Given that last year’s Contemporary Australian Poetry anthology by the same publisher featured more than two hundred poets, only fourteen of whom are featured for discussion here, this suggests the possibility of a sizeable number of subsequent volumes. The value of such a project cannot be understated: as the editors note in their introduction, the contemporary Australian poetry scene is a particularly vital area of our literature, and the task of ‘grappling with [its] bewildering diversity’ is insufficiently addressed by our current review culture, as well as in academic publications and research funding. It is also noticeably neglected in ‘literary’ forums such as writers’ festivals.'  (Introduction)

1 Launch : Jeltje Fanoy, Flying into the Hands of Strangers John Hawke , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Communion Literary Magazine , June no. 9 2018;
1 "Infinite Shall Never Meet" : Perspective in Martin Johnston's "In the Refectory of the Ognissanti" John Hawke , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 2 no. 18 2018;

'Martin Johnston's late poem,"In the Refectory of the Ognissanti", is considered in particular relation to Yves Bonnefoy's conception of perspective in The Arriere-pays (2012) and related essays, and in the light of Modernist re-evaluations of perspective in non-Euclidean geometry. The elegaic concerns of the work are foregrounded in relation to Christopher Pollnitz's characterisation of Johnston as a "new Mannerist" poet, with the poem distinguished from apparently similar postmodern poems in this style, such as those of John Ashbery.' (Publication abstract)

1 Axis i "One sulphurous puff, then the white stick", John Hawke , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Meanjin , Winter vol. 77 no. 2 2018; (p. 60)
1 The Demolition of Hotel Australia i "The iceman chips a chandelier", John Hawke , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 77 no. 2 2017; (p. 22)
1 John Hawke Launches False Fruits by Matthew Hall John Hawke , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Plumwood Mountain : An Australian Journal of Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics , June vol. 4 no. 1.1 2017;
1 Unruly Energies : Two Surveys of Australian Poetry John Hawke , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 389 2017; (p. 43-45)
‘According to The Magic Pudding, Bunyip Bluegum’s erudition is established through his ability to ‘converse on a great variety of subjects, having read all the best Australian poets’, a questionable achievement in Norman Lindsay’s day. A glance through the Annals of Australian Literature reveals the paucity of quality Australian poetry volumes published through most of the twentieth century, with selection shaped by the tastes of powerfully controlling editors, especially Douglas Stewart. Even in 1966, Max Harris’s survey essay on ‘Conflicts in Australian Intellectual Life’ – in which he inveighs against the academic gatekeeping of critics such as A.D.  Hope, James McAuley, and Vincent Buckley in the post-‘Ern Malley’ era – notes the limited opportunities for publication by emerging ‘younger non-intellectual’ poets. This situation changed dramatically for the generation of poets who appeared in the 1970s, with generous subsidies and the emergence of a range of independent and commercial publishing opportunities for poetry volumes: poets of this generation – whilst splitting the spoils along the lines of painstakingly demarcated coteries – responded to this opportunity by producing oeuvres often staggeringly more voluminous than those of the poets who preceded them (Kenneth Slessor’s 100 Poems would these days barely constitute a single publication).’ (Introduction)
1 South East i "Lightning signs", John Hawke , 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: Plumwood Mountain: An Australian Journal of Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics , August vol. 3 no. 2 2016; Hope for Whole : Poets Speak up to Adani 2018; (p. 64)
1 PiO, Fitzroy : The Collective Biography (Collective Effort Press 2015) John Hawke , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 6 no. 1 2016; (p. 109-111)

— Review of Fitzroy : The Biography TT. O , 2015 selected work poetry
1 Running with the Pack i "These lost boys translucent in the radiance", John Hawke , 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 August no. 55.0 2016;
1 Zero Degrees i "Rags of snow unmelting on the southern lawn.", John Hawke , 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 386 2016; The Best Australian Poems 2017 2017; (p. 84-85)