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Kate Fagan Kate Fagan i(A3717 works by)
Born: Established: 1973 ;
Gender: Female
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Kate Fagan is a Sydney-based poet, musician, songwriter and editor. Formerly the editor of US-based journal of poetics How2, she was, in 2018, convening the English major at Western Sydney University. As a poet, her collection First Light was shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards in 2013.

Fagan holds a BA Hons and PhD, both from the University of Sydney.



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y separately published work icon First Light Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2012 Z1857344 2012 selected work poetry 'First Light observes the details of the world with curious and restive attention. It explores the threshold between things and words, seeking out places where music and language are equal in charting human experience. Some poems sample from other writers to create new works, often as gifts for friends. Some meditate on the tipping point between poetry and prose, or revisit established forms, such as sonnets and love letters, to stage a conversation between poetry and song. Alongside these more experimental sequences is a series of discrete lyrics, 'Authentic Nature', which responds to specifically Australian habitats - political, cultural and ecological - while asking about the role of 'nature' in poetic writing. First Light is a book of sonic discovery, philosophical insight and formal playfulness; a precise study in the music of thought.' (Publisher's blurb)
2013 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry
2012 shortlisted The Age Book of the Year Award Dinny O'Hearn Poetry Prize
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