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
Accidents of Composition

Accidents of Composition


Merlinda Bobis

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Gardasil

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Helen Lobato

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Lady of the Realm

Lady of the Realm


Hoa Pham

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We Go Around in the Night and Are Consumed by Fire

We Go Around in the Night and Are Consumed by Fire


Jules Grant

This stunning literary debut, voiced by a lesbian gangster Donna and her streetwise daughter Aurora, is steeped in the...


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