A huge thanks to Joshua Mostafa for his excellent, interesting posts.

Our monthly blogger for October is Nicolette Stasko! Her bio is below:

Stasko-1.0A teacher of literature and creative writing, Nicolette Stasko has long been active in Australia as a critic, reviewer, editor and scholar. She has been a contributor to Southerly since 1987. Her first collection, Abundance, won the Anne Elder Award in 1993 and was shortlisted for the National Book and NSW Premier’s Awards. She has since published four collections and three chapbooks, including new and selected poems, Glass Cathedrals. Her latest volume is under rats from Vagabond Press. She has also written The Invention of Everyday Life, a ‘novel’, which has been highly regarded for its poetic qualities, and the best-selling non-fiction book, Oyster: from Montparnasse to Greenwell Point. Nicolette is currently an Honorary Research Affiliate at the University of Sydney where she completed her PhD in English and worked as a sessional lecturer. Last year she was one of the judging panel for the international Montreal Poetry Prize.

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