Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. "Javant Biarujia is a master of transforming the base matter of living language into precious poetry of light and grace. Know that transformations have unexpected tours and divagations, surprises and perplexities. Be spellbound. Be captivated by this incantation of language. Discover awe, bewilderment, hilarity and the sheer delight of reading work that pleasures the word. As Zukofsky said, 'Felt deeply, poems like all things have the possibilities of elements whose isotopes are yet to be found. Light has travelled and so looked forward.'"—Berni M. Janssen
Javant Biarujia is an award-winning poet, playwright and essayist whose works have appeared in Australia, Asia, Europe and North America. His iconoclastic status in Australian poetry, and is an unparalleled linguistic confabulator and exponent of Melbourne avant-garde poetics since the 1970s. He is the author of seven collections, such as Calques, Low/Life, shortlisted for The Age Book of the Year prize in 2003 and pointcounterpoint: New & Selected Poems 1983- 2008 (Salt, 2007). Biarujia's work hybridizes baroque linguistic ingenuity with deconstructive collage and games of poetic reality that defy straightforward historical alignment.
Author City: MELBOURNE AUS