Laureates Fellow

Set in the modern day, Satan Repentant is a book-length poem about revenge, resentment, and remorse, telling a new myth of what would happen if Satan tried to apologise and atone for all his crimes. Through that story, it explores ideas of power, of authority to judge right and wrong, and the dignity and shame that can be attached to admitting fault or insi ...

ABR's NSW 'States of Poetry' anthology was launched by state editor Elizabeth Allen and ABR Editor Peter Rose, at Gleebooks in Sydney earlier this year. ABR's esteemed Laureate David Malouf introduced the magazine's first Laureate's Fellow Michael Aiken who read extracts from his Fellowship project, 'Satan Repentant', an epic poem about themes of contrition. Elizabeth Allen, then introduced the six NSW poets who contributed their works to the anthology: David Malouf, Susie Anderson, Pam Brown, Toby Fitch, Kate Middleton, and Fiona Wright.

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