Author/Editor: Robyn Rowland

Biography
Robyn Rowland

Robyn Rowland is an Irish-Australian, living between Victoria and Connemara. She regularly works in Turkey. She has written twelve books, nine of poetry. Her latest two poetry books in 2015 were Line of Drift from Doire Press, Ireland, supported by the Irish Arts Council, and her bi-lingual This Intimate War Gallipoli/Çanakkale 1915 – İçli Dışlı Bir Savaş: Gelibolu/Çanakkale 1915 published by Five Islands Press in Australia and by Bilge Kultur Sanat in Turkey, sponsored by the Municipality of Çanakkale.

Robyn’s poetry appears in national and international journals and in over forty anthologies, including six in Best Australian Poems (2015, 2014, 2013, 2010, 2009, 2005 and 2004 editions by Black Inc.). Her collection Peverse Serenity was published by Spinifex Press. Her work has been awarded a number of prizes and she has published and read in Australia, Ireland, Japan, Bosnia, Serbia, Austria, Turkey, Canada, India, New Zealand, Portugal, the UK, the USA, Greece and Italy.

 For over 18 years Dr Robyn Rowland AO was involved in feminist critiques and campaigns against reproductive and genetic engineering, work contained in her book Living Laboratories: Women and Reproductive Technologies (Spinifex Press, 1992).

 Robyn’s poetry has been featured on Australian and Irish national radio programs. Robyn has two CDs, Off the Tongue and Silver Leaving — Poems & Harp with Lynn Saoirse. She was an Honorary Fellow, School of Culture and Communication 2008-2012, University of Melbourne; was a member of the National Advisory Council for Australia Poetry Ltd 2010-2013; curated and presented the Poetry & Conversation Series for the Geelong Library Corporation, 2010-2013; and was inaugural Deputy Chair of the Board of the Australian Poetry Centre 2007-2009. Previously Professor of Social Inquiry and Women’s Studies at Deakin University, she retired in 1996 and was created an Officer in the Order of Australia for her contribution to higher education and women’s health.

 


Website: http://www.robynrowland.info/

Books published by, or available from, Spinifex
Living Laboratories
Perverse Serenity

Out Now
The Floating Garden

The Floating Garden


Emma Ashmere

Sydney, Milsons Point, 1926. Entire streets are being demolished for the building of the Harbour Bridge. Ellis Gilbey,...


The End of Patriarchy

The End of Patriarchy


Robert Jensen

The pathology of patriarchy, the idea that one group of people should control another—even own them, own even life...


Prostitution Narratives

Prostitution Narratives


Caroline Norma, Melinda Tankard Reist

For too long the global sex industry and its vested interests have dominated the prostitution debate repeating the same...

The Great Climate Robbery

The Great Climate Robbery


Grain

The great climate robbery provides valuable information about how the industrial food system causes climate change, how...

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