Announcing Running Dog’s Inaugural Poetry Micro-Residents!

13 June, 2019

After receiving such a large number of applications for RD’s poetry micro-residency, we are thrilled to announce that we have expanded the program to four micro-residencies over the course of the year! The inaugural group of poets for 2019 are: Rory Green, June Tang, Shastra Deo and Mitchel Cumming.

Each poet will produce new work over a two month period, which will be distributed via Running Dog’s monthly newsletter—Stray. If you haven’t already signed up to our newsletter, you can do so via the link below, or you can find the signup form at the bottom of our menu tab on the main page.

Rory Green (June/July) is a writer and coder living in Sydney. Their poetry has been published in Plumwood Mountain, Rabbit and Malevolent Soap among others. They have previously worked with Subbed In and National Young Writers Festival to produce events for emerging writers, and are currently an online editor for Voiceworks. Rory’s current project is Otherwise Pokedex, an email newsletter aiming to publish a poem for every Pokemon.

June Tang (August/September) lives and writes in Sydney. She is interested primarily in hybrid and experimental forms, and the intersection of poetry with other mediums. In 2018 she undertook a Frontyard residency to further explore the relationship between writing and architecture, considering notions of materiality/textuality. She is currently working on a small series of experimental short films.

Shastra Deo (October/November) was born in Fiji, raised in Melbourne, and lives in Brisbane. She is currently undertaking her PhD in Creative Writing at The University of Queensland, focused on nuclear semiotics and poetry’s potential as warning. Her first book, The Agonist (UQP 2017), won the 2016 Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize and the 2018 ALS Gold Medal.

Mitchel Cumming (December/January) is an artist, poet and a founding co-director of KNULP gallery, Sydney. His work, in both written and visual fields, is concerned with peripheral and recessional gestures of aesthetic framing and address. His first collection of poems, Ergo Gnomic, is due out in 2019.

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