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Latecomers
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Winner of the prestigious Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize, Jaya Savige’s Latecomers is a first collection of poems by one of Australia’s most exciting young poets. Lively, playful, and always intelligent, Savige’s poems show an awareness of place, of the inescapability of history, and a personal commitment to the precision of language.

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Jaya Savige

Jaya Savige

Jaya Savige was born in Sydney, raised on Bribie Island, and lives in London. He is the author of Latecomers (UQP, 2005), which won the New South Wales Premier’s Prize for Poetry and was highly commended for the ASAL Mary Gilmore Award, and Surface to Air (UQP, 2011), which was shortlisted for The Age Poetry Book of the Year and the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award for Poetry. He read for a PhD on James Joyce at the University of Cambridge (Christ’s) as a Gates Scholar, and has held Australia Council residencies at the B.R. Whiting Studio, Rome, and the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. He lectures at the New College of the Humanities at Northeastern, and is poetry editor for The Australian.