His first book, To Thalia (Five Islands Press), was published and commended in the 2004 Anne Elder Award; it was followed by On Reflection (Interactive) in 2005 and Watermark (Picaro) in 2006. Several of his poems have won major awards in Australia.
He has published numerous articles on Australian literature, including on Norman Lindsay's The Magic Pudding and David Ireland's The Unknown Industrial Prisoner. He has also written on The Black Dog and Depression (published in Tracking the Black Dog by the Black Dog Institute and published articles on Samuel Beckett and the Ern Malley hoax. His study on Menippean Satire in English since the Renaissance, 'Grotesque Anatomies', is forthcoming from Cambria Press (USA) and his novel 'Saturnalia' will be published by Sleepers Publishing.
The Art of the Tees ; A New Gallery Opening in Middlesbrough Today Aims to Be an Arts Cathedral for a Forgotten City. So Will the Locals Take the Picassos and Hirsts to Their Hearts? or Is This a Regeneration Too Far? Words by Sophie Leris. Pictures by Gary Calton
Jan 28, 2007; After three hours on a delayed and wind-stricken train from King's Cross to Darlington, and another queasy half-hour in a...