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Viv Kitson Viv Kitson i(A6566 works by)
Born: Established: 20 Dec 1944 Perth, Western Australia, ; Died: Ceased: 12 Jul 2004 Sydney, New South Wales,
Gender: Male
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Viv Kitson gained a BA from the University of Western Australia in 1968, the same year he completed his cadetship in journalism. He moved to Sydney in 1969 where he worked as a journalist and professional writer. From the mid-1960s, he participated in poetry readings which were sometimes performed with a jazz or rock music backing. Prepared to 'read anywhere and under hostile conditions', Kitson reportedly said that he preferred to be 'hissed and booed' as he felt this to be a passionate form of response to his work.

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