Paul Dawson

Paul Dawson's second collection of poetry, Lines of Desire, will be published by Puncher & Watmann in 2024. His first book, Imagining Winter (IP, 2006), won the national IP Picks Best Poetry Award. Paul has been anthologised in Contemporary Asian Australian Poets (Puncher & Wattmann, 2013) and Harbour City Poems: Sydney in Verse 1788-2008 (Puncher & Wattmann, 2009). His poetry and short stories have appeared in journals such as Meanjin, Island, Overland, Southerly, Westerly, and Australian Poetry Journal. Paul teaches literary studies and Creative Writing in the School of the Arts and Media at the University of New South Wales.

Bio-diversity Note

Moving through this climate-fucked world in a racialised body made Australian by birth made Asian by an askance glance of the white gaze claimed hybrid by the pride of identity politics and anthologized by diversity ticks, half- marginalized by ancestry …

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aspirational voter don’t fuck with the tax system – because even though you hate rich bastards one day, you could be one of them I mean, you never know Liberal voter don’t let them take your money you work hard …

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The Men Who Hate Clementine Ford

Everyone knows one of them, the men who are #notallmen – They are the ones who have no opinion just facts and considered views, which they cling to like a real estate agent to a slice of ocean who fantasize …

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