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Justin Clemens Justin Clemens i(A31920 works by) (birth name: Justin Dominic Clemens)
Born: Established: 1969 Hong Kong,
East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
Gender: Male
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Justin Clemens is a poet, essayist and academic. In 2019, he was working at University of Melbourne, in the School of Culture and Communications. He has also taught at Deakin University, Victoria.

His verse novel The Mundiad (2013 edition) was shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry in 2014.


Most Referenced Works


  • Author writes in these languages: ENGLISH

Personal Awards

2021 longlisted Peter Porter Poetry Prize for Thus Spuke Zerothruster

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Mundiad Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2004 Z1149052 2004 single work novel

Modelled on structures of classical epics such as Homer's Iliad, Virgil's Aeneid and Milton's Paradise Lost, yet set in the contemporary world of globalisation, The Mundiad celebrates the detritus of everyday life - Kylie Minogue, pornography, new ageism, genetic engineering, IVF, screen culture, among many others.

Source: Black Inc. website, (Sighted 6/10/04)

2014 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry
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