Lindsay Tuggle

Lindsay Tuggle’s poetry has been featured in many literary journals and included in the Hunter Anthology of Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry (forthcoming 2016). Her scholarly research on intersections of literature and science has been widely published in academic journals and edited collections. Her first book, The Afterlives of Specimens, is forthcoming with the University of Iowa Press in 2017. In 2013, she was a Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. Her work has also been supported by grants from the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the Mütter Museum / Historical Medical Library in Philadelphia, and recognised by major literary prizes, including: the Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize (shortlisted 2015), the Val Vallis Award for Poetry (second prize 2009, third prize 2014) and the University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor's Poetry Prize (longlisted 2014). Lindsay is based in Sydney, where she divides her time between writing and teaching.

Introduction to Lindsay Tuggle’s Calenture

Lindsay Tuggle’s poetry is uncomfortable to read: the discomforts one feels in reading her work are the very thing that make it memorable. At once immensely personal, ornate, and unapologetically embedded in female experience, it is a style unconcerned with irony or terseness. It is a verse informed by the still-alive alternative histories of the American South and haunted by the Southern Gothic literature that these histories inform.

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An Elementary Treatise on Human Anatomy

After, Joseph Leidy 1. The string is a catalyst not a specific set of instructions. Of afterlives, she has empirical evidence, in spades. Still it defies you, this canopy of velocity. Nothing for it but to endure newfangled brocade deliriums. …

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