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Gender: Male
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1 Anti-semantic i "ransacking the future", Lachlan Brown , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Island , no. 148 2017; (p. 105)
1 1 y separately published work icon Lunar Inheritance Lachlan Brown , Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2017 11542525 2017 selected work poetry

'A hoarding Chinese grandmother fills her home with objects, unable to distinguish between the value of things. Meanwhile, her Asian-Australian grandson travels to China for the first time, wary of the revelations that the trip might offer, as he tries to make sense of his own Chinese and Anglo-Australian background. In Guangzhou, Kaiping, Shanghai, and Beijing, amidst the incessant construction and consumption of twenty-first-century China, a shadowy heritage reveals and withholds itself, while the suburbs he knows from back home are threaded into the cities he visits, forming an intricately braided Chinese-Australian inheritance.' (Publication Summary)

1 Ah-Political i "press in hand", Lachlan Brown , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Pencilled In , no. 1 2017; (p. 35)
1 From the Surface of Your Lunar Inheritance i "(miscegenate this)", Lachlan Brown , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Pencilled In , no. 1 2017; (p. 34)
1 Another Responsibility i "I continue to receive the pictures once of twice a year", Lachlan Brown , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Pencilled In , no. 1 2017; (p. 33)
1 Out of Timers i "He’s jamming the scanner so", Lachlan Brown , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 226 2017; (p. 34)
1 Mindfulness Zombie Trust Exercise i "Omphagic colouring-in, like he’s", Lachlan Brown , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 226 2017; (p. 34)
1 General Revelation i "Ambulance Doppler approach, so", Lachlan Brown , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 226 2017; (p. 33)
1 Flickpass Reformation i "You own that thick guilt,", Lachlan Brown , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 226 2017; (p. 33)
1 Atchinson Road Cutback i "It’s weird to start at track two:", Lachlan Brown , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 226 2017; (p. 32)
1 ‘Self-Division : Little Song Selections Lachlan Brown , 2017 sequence poetry
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 226 2017; (p. 32-34)
Judge's Report: Lachlan Brown’s ‘Self-division: little song selections’, this year’s runner-up, is a series of playful but moody sonnets set in suburban Western Sydney, structured around the prime-numbered tracks of what could be a hoax record by an unknown band. Brown’s breathtaking enjambments (‘those ads you accident- / ally click on before the world / explodes’) give the malle(y)able sonnet form yet another lease of life.
1 Second Launch i "Now, even from this distance, you notice", Lachlan Brown , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 March vol. 57 no. 1 2017;
1 Aletheia i "And when you find an entire cigarette on the", Lachlan Brown , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 February no. 57 2017;
1 Creative Vacancy i "You jump at chancy Snapchat", Lachlan Brown , 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , November no. 56.0 2016;
1 The Gift of Books and the Night i "This tender morning and the darkness", Lachlan Brown , 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: Tincture Journal , Spring no. 15 2016; (p. 147)
1 Blended Learning i "(revenant opiate)", Lachlan Brown , 2015 single work poetry
— Appears in: Cha : An Asian Literary Journal , March no. 27 2015;
1 'The Beautiful Pixels Lachlan Brown , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Axon : Creative Explorations , November vol. 5 no. 2 2015;
'This essay offers detailed readings of Toby Davidson’s ‘Double Dragon’ (2012) and Connor Weightman’s ‘Garden Pixels’ (2013) as examples of contemporary Australian poems concerned with computer games. Unpacking the computer game allusions in each work, the essay demonstrates how games might supply a rich background for specific poems, both in particular game content, but also in the complexities of the material form of the video game. The readings of each poem take into consideration theoretical perspectives (such as N. Katherine Hayles’s account of transhumanism), as well as insights from game studies (including work on controllers by Bjorn Nansen and Graeme Kirkpatrick) and more traditional literary comparisons (such as works by Franz Kakfa and Philip Salom).' (Publication abstract)
1 Suspended Belief i "(vision in a Guangzhou wet market)", Lachlan Brown , 2015 single work poetry
— Appears in: Underneath : The University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize 2015 2015; (p. 68-69) The Best Australian Poems 2016 2016; (p. 26-27)
1 Worlds Apart : Nam Le’s The Boat and Ali Alizadeh’s Transactions Lachlan Brown , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , May vol. 7 no. 2 2015;

'Australian short fiction collections which are self-consciously and explicitly transnational have risen to prominence during the past decade. Nam Le’s celebrated collection The Boat (2008) has been followed by Ali Alizadeh’s Transactions (2013), Maxine Beneba-Clarke’s Foreign Soil (2014) and Ceridwen Dovey’s Only the Animals (2014). All these books are ambitious, grandtour collections, organising themselves in ways that emphasise disparate locations around the globe. They are marked by precocious writing styles, a predilection for distinct and distinctive voices, rapid or jolting movements between specific yet diverse situations, a thematisation of

‘the global’, as well as holistic or in some cases totalising structures. The collections by Le, Alizadeh and Beneba-Clarke are accompanied by metafictive frames which foreground the idea of writing as a creative and urgent act in a globalised world. Such transnational short fiction may find immediate precursors in writers like Jhumpa Lahiri, whose Unaccommodated Earth

explores familial migrations and double migrations and Daniel Alarcon whose War by Candlelight depicts intense and specific locations from Lima to New York.' (Author's introduction)

1 (Even Chance or, Why You Find It Difficult to Speak with People in a Lift) i "peaceful evil", Lachlan Brown , 2015 single work poetry
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , April no. 17 2015;
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