Jaya Savige - Change Machine

Thursday 20 August 2020
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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A work of fiercely intelligent artistry, Change Machine is shaped, equally, by feeling – its wild originality comes from how it forces the two together.

Jaya Savige for the launch of his poetry anthology Change Machine.

Tough and alert, Savige’s shapeshifting poems reflect the world in violent transformation. Bodies scarred by history collide in the ruckus of generations, geopolitics and technology. Elegies appear alongside poems that set a pulse to new life, biometric surveillance, leaf blowers, fatbergs, mechanical pets and military coups. 

Jaya Savige was born in Sydney, raised on Bribie Island, and lives in London. His first book, Latecomers (UQP, 2005), won the New South Wales Premier’s Prize for Poetry, and his second, Surface to Air (UQP, 2011), was shortlisted for The Age Poetry Book of the Year and the West Australian Premier’s Prize. He read for a PhD on James Joyce as a Gates Scholar at the University of Cambridge (Christ’s) and has held Australia Council residencies in Rome and Paris. He is poetry editor for The Australian and lectures at the New College of the Humanities.