States of Poetry 2016 - Victoria | About Michael Farrell

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M Farrell mediumMichael Farrell was born in Bombala, NSW and has lived in Melbourne since 1990 (Fitzroy since 2008). His most recent poetry book is Cocky's Joy; he also has recent chapbooks: the thorn with the boy in its side; same! same! same! same!; Long Dull Poem and roughly proofed (the latter three are available as free downloads). He has a PhD in Australian literature; his revised thesis was published as Writing Australian Unsettlement: Modes of Poetic Invention 1796-1945. He co-wrote the Dick Diver single 'Waste the Alphabet'.

States of Poetry



'New Dr Williams'

'Rich tune'

'The Distances'

Further reading and links

Michael Farrell's Open Page feature (ABR, March 2015)

'Waste the Alphabet' by Dick Diver. Co-written by Dick Diver and Michael Farrell

Cocky's Joy by Michael Farrell

Writing Australian Unsettlement by Michael Farrell

same! same! same! same! by Michael Farrell

roughly proofed by Michael Farrell

Long Dull Poem by Michael Farrell

the thorn with the boy in its side by Michael Farrell

thempark by Michael Farrell