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Duggan, Laurie

Laurie Duggan was born in Melbourne and lives in Brisbane. He has published ten books of poems including The Ash Range, winner of the Victorian Premier’s New Writing Award; The Epigrams of Martial, winner of the Wesley Michael Wright Prize; and New and Selected Poems 1971–1993.

His cultural history Ghost Nation: Imagined Space and Australian Visual Culture, 1901–1939 (UQP, 2001) received Special Mention as an outstanding contribution to Australian Culture in the Centre for Australian Cultural Studies national awards.

Mangroves (2003) is Duggan’s most recent UQP title. It won the 2004 ALS gold medal for outstanding work, and was awarded The Age Poetry Book of the Year award in 2003.<#InMedia#><#AuthorVideo#><#AuthorWebsite#><#AuthorTwitter#><#AuthorFaceBook#>
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Laurie Duggan:Selected Poems 1971-1993

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From poems reflecting on the poetry 'scene' to the laconic translations of Martial, Duggan's wit is refreshing, irreverent and - in its parodic form - ruthless. His sense of shape and editorial skills are as apparent in the reflective Blue Hills 'serial' poem as they are in The Ash Range, a 'documentary' or epic poem mapping the territory of Gippsland. This selection, made by the poet himself, is a generous representation of more than twenty years of writing and includes previously unpublished recent and early work.


The Passenger

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The Passenger is a collection of poems that shows Duggan’s continued interest in place the ways of rendering the world and the world of experience as both present and as fragile. ‘One of the most versatile, politically aware and entertaining poets in Australia.’ The ALS Gold Medal Judges' Report ‘Duggan’s technical and emotional range, his grasp of history and ability to let the record stand - all take on a richness and freshness rare in local poetry.’ Carl Harrison-Ford, Sydney Morning Herald Winner of The Age Poetry Book of the Year award (for Mangroves), 2003