Ill Lit Pop by Toby Fitch

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ILL LIT POP pirates lines from poetry, TV and pop music and performs them on some island in the digital swamplands. From ‘bad lip readings’ of canonical poems to melodramatic collages of Twin Peaks scripts and skewed mashups of pop lyrics, these anti-pop poems co-opt subjectivity and copyright, twisting the confected vagaries of pop culture into critical and playful new confections

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Toby Fitch is an Australian poet, editor, essayist and teacher. He is the current poetry editor of Overland and a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Sydney. His seven books of poetry include Where Only the Sky had Hung Before and, most recently, Sydney Spleen (Giramondo Publishing 2021). He has lived in Sydney on unceded Gadigal land since the age of 3 but is currently in Newcastle on Awabakal land.

Awards
The Charles Rischbieth Jury Poetry Prize 2020
The Dame Leonie Kramer Prize in Poetry 2017
The Grace Leven Prize for Poetry 2012

 

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