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Born: Established: 1972 ;
Gender: Female
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1 Readers Digest Great World Atlas 1961 (1962) i "Between the time of its publication and fourth revise they exploded", Lisa Gorton , 2021 single work poetry
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 May no. 101 2021;
1 Empirical : V i "Now on its stone heaps the tussock is", Lisa Gorton , 2021 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 10 no. 2 2021; (p. 90-91)
1 Mirabilia i "It is its", Lisa Gorton , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 10 no. 1 2020; (p. 50-52)
1 Stone. Tongue. i "Evening falls, and rooms grow dark,", Eileen Chong , Lisa Gorton , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: Griffith Review , no. 70 2020; (p. 18-20)
1 Mirror/Landscape i "A high room open at one side - a mirror", Lisa Gorton , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: Rabbit , June no. 30 2020; (p. 217-220)
1 y separately published work icon On the Characterisation of Male Poets’ Mothers i "Charles Baudelaire’s mother—", Lisa Gorton , Southbank : Australian Book Review, Inc. , 2020 19188531 2020 single work poetry
1 Ekphrasis I. the Nymph of Fontainebleau i "In the ecology of specific non-marine environments", Lisa Gorton , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 9 no. 1 2019; (p. 52-53)
1 7 y separately published work icon Empirical Lisa Gorton , Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2019 15634882 2019 selected work poetry

'Lisa Gorton began writing Empirical when the Victorian Government of the time threatened to cut an eight-lane motorway through the heart of Royal Park in Melbourne. She walked repeatedly in the park, seeking to understand how the feeling for place originates, and how memory and landscape fold in and out of each other. The poems exploring this feeling for place are followed by a sequence which recreates the colonial history of Royal Park through the gathering of fragments from newspapers, maps and pictures, a different way of asserting its value, by demonstrating how a landscape can conceal the history of country beneath its layers of time. From this close-up study, in its second part the collection opens out into poems which meditate on ancient statues, Rimbaud’s imperial panoramas, the making of Coleridge’s poem ‘Kubla Khan’, the exhibition galleries of Crystal Palace — tracking, through chains of influence, and a phantasmagoric procession of images, the trade between empire, commodities and dreams of elsewhere. Empirical follows a deluxe promenade of thought, in which landscapes are mirrored and refracted in the contemporary Baroque style for which Gorton is renowned.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 Robyn Rowland's 'Mosaics from the Map Lisa Gorton , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Communion Literary Magazine , December no. 10 2018;
1 Landscape with Magic Lantern Slides i "This stillness before rain – a field, its", Lisa Gorton , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 405 2018; (p. 41) The Weekend Australian , 27 June 2020; (p. 18)
1 ‘Rimbaud’s Cities II / Magic Lantern Slides’. i "—themselves are cities— For those who live in them, imcomprehensible mountains—an", Arthur Rimbaud , Lisa Gorton (translator), 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , May vol. 10 no. 2 2018;
1 ‘Rimbaud’s Cities I / Magic Lantern Slides’ i "Its true acropolis, beyond the wildest ambitions of latter-day barbarism— Indescribably", Arthur Rimbaud , Lisa Gorton (translator), 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , May vol. 10 no. 2 2018;
1 On Translating Rimbaud's 'Villes' / Magic Lantern Slides Lisa Gorton , 2018 single work prose
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , May vol. 10 no. 2 2018;

Editor's note: Transnational Literature is delighted to be featuring the work of Lisa Gorton, an exceptional poet who has won many auspicious literary awards for her achievements. Lisa lives in Melbourne and writes poetry, fiction and essays. Her two most recent publications, both from Giramondo, are the poetry collection Hotel Hyperion and a novel, The Life of Houses. Her awards include the Victorian Premier’s Prize for Poetry, the NSW People’s Choice Award and Prime Minister’s Prize for fiction, and the Philip Hodgins Memorial Medal.

1 From Empirical V i "A single cloud now climbing the hill towards me", Lisa Gorton , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Meniscus , June vol. 5 no. 1 2017; (p. 164)
1 Empirical VIII i "Two or three acres which unevenly rise", Lisa Gorton , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 7 no. 1 2017; (p. 100-103)
1 Empirical VII Lisa Gorton , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Best Australian Poems 2017 2017; (p. 75)
1 Yeonhui i "A pigeon is cleaning its wings", Lisa Gorton , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Westerly , vol. 62 no. 2 2017; (p. 134-135)
1 From Empirical : V i "Now I will walk again into this field of wreckage", Lisa Gorton , 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Best Australian Poems 2016 2016; (p. 76) Cordite Poetry Review , 1 August no. 55.0 2016;
1 In This Place i "I became invisible. I had to queue for air.", Lisa Gorton , 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: Writing to the Wire 2016; (p. 107)
1 From “Empirical : IV” i "A concrete table and chairs set back from the road", Lisa Gorton , 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: Poetry , May 2016; (p. 159)
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