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Dashiell Moore

Dashiell Moore ia third year Ph.D. student and tutor at the University of Sydney. The title of his thesis is ‘A Relational Poetics: Rethinking Comparison’, which concerns a critical appraisal of comparative literary studies and the binds that eventuate for post-colonial writers. He has a wide range of scholarly interests, varying from Caribbean Studies, Indigenous Australian literature, post-9/11 poetics, and the intersection of baseball and popular culture.

‘The Rally Is Calling’: Dashiell Moore Interviews Lionel Fogarty

The poetry of Yoogum and Kudjela man, Lionel Fogarty, may be hard to follow, often distorting colloquial phrases or standardised grammar to retool the colonising English language into a form of resistance.

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Dashiell Moore Reviews Lionel Fogarty

To begin this review, I would like to make the most important of declarations and acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as the traditional owners of the land on which this review was written; and would like to thank Narungga scholar, writer and poet Natalie Harkin for having assisted in the editorial process.

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A Poetics of a Politics

When delivering a thesis presentation based on rethinking the methodologies for reading Aboriginal Australian poetics, a fellow postgraduate student asked me, ‘Do you consider your thesis political?’ I was momentarily floored. It was a question I had expected, and yet had not been adequately prepared for. In fact, as it turned out, the question was meant sincerely.

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