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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’.

Mateer has been a guest speaker at writing festivals around the world.

Awards

NSW Premier’s Literary Award (Shortlisted 2013)
Victorian Premier’s Literary Award (Shortlisted 2013)
Prime Minister’s Literary Award (Shortlisted 2013)
Centenary Medal (2003)
Victorian Premier’s Prize for Poetry (Winner 2001)

Books available from Fremantle Press

From the Catalogue

What do robots and poetry have in common?

In an unexpected collaboration local poet Nandi Chinna will team up with a Dutch robot for the 2015 Fremantle Street Arts Festival.

SKRYF, which is the brainchild of Eindhoven artist Gijs van Bon, will creep around the Fremantle Town Hall leaving a trail of Chinna’s poetry created from piles of sand. »