2017 Fryer Fellow announced

We are pleased to announce that the Fryer Fellow for 2017 is Dr Duncan Hose. 

Fellowship Topic

Dr Hose’s Fryer Fellowship will explore the archive of poet John Forbes held in the Fryer Library.

His project will investigate

how we conduct personal relations with those who have preceded us (the dead) through texts but also through charged articles and effects: postcards, someone’s handwriting, receipts of jokes or pranks – personal effects have their own ‘aura’ or charismatic presence.

The Fryer Library holds one of Australia’s most extensive archival collections of John Forbes’ papers, including drafts of his most highly anthologized poems. 2018 will mark the 20th anniversary of the poet’s passing.

About Duncan Hose

Dr Duncan Hose is a poet, painter and academic scholar.

He has been the recipient of a number of awards, including the Deakin University Excellence in Teaching Award (2014) and the Newcastle Poetry Prize (2010).

In 2015, he completed his PhD at Melbourne University. His thesis examined the construction of a mythology of the poetic self. He is now preparing a book based on his thesis, called Prick’d by Charm: The Pursuit of Myth in Frank O’Hara, Ted Berrigan and John Forbes. 

His published books include:

  • Rathaus (Inken Publish, 2007) 
  • One Under Bacchus (Inken Publisch, 2011) 
  • A Book of Sea-Shanty (Bulky News Press, 2014)
  • Bunratty (Puncher and Wattman, 2015)

He has also published book chapters and articles. 

The Fryer Library Fellowship is generously funded through donations. Thank you to our supporters for making this possible. 

2017 Fryer Fellow, Dr Duncan Hose
Last updated:
14 November 2019