Authors » John Mateer
John Mateer has published books of poems in Australia, Austria, Portugal and the UK, and smaller collections in South Africa, Indonesia, Japan and Macau. World Literature Today has called him ‘the most recent reincarnation of the international poet’. He has won the Victorian Premier’s prize for poetry and is a recipient of the Centenary Medal for his contribution to Australian literature.
Mateer has been a guest at the Perth Writers Festival, Poetry Africa (South Africa), Word without Borders (Czech Republic), Festival of Poetry and Wine (Slovenia), Stockholm Poetry Festival, Galle Literary Festival (Sri Lanka), Ubud Literary Festival (Indonesia), PEN’s Free the Word (UK), International Meeting of Poets (Portugal), Wordfeast (Singapore), Festival of International Poetry: Towards the Pacific Rim (Tokyo).
Shortlisted, NSW Premier’s Award, 2013
Shortlisted, Victorian Premier’s Award, 2013
Shortlisted, Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, 2013
Winner, Victorian Premier’s Prize for Poetry, 2001
Centenary Medal, 2003
Books available from Fremantle Press
- Emptiness: Asian Poems 1998–2012 2014
- The West: Australian Poems 1989–2009 2010
- Ancient Capital of Images, The 2005
- Semar's Cave 2004
- Loanwords 2002
- Barefoot Speech 2000
- Anachronism 1997
- Burning Swans 1994
Other Books by this Author
- Southern Barbarians (Giramondo)
- Unbelievers, or ‘The Moor’ (Giramondon)
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