Poetry readings by Simon West
Simon West is a poet, essayist and translator. He is the author of First Names (Puncher and Wattmann 2006), which was shortlisted for the NSW Premiers’ Prize 2007 and won the William Baylebridge Memorial Prize. He has also published The Selected Poetry of Guido Cavalcanti (Troubador Publishing, 2009), and more recently The Yellow Gum’s Conversion (Puncher and Wattmann 2011). His awards include the The Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship and the BR Whiting Residency, and he is represented in anthologies including Thirty Australian Poets (UQP) and Young Poets: An Australian Anthology (John Leonard Press).
The Menzies Centre for Australian Studies organises a seminar series throughout the academic year with events being held weekly or fortnightly during term time. The seminar series is a fantastic opportunity for the centre to welcome academics from a broad range of disciplines working on Australian Studies and to exchange research ideas and new discoveries.