Ed Wright

Ed Wright

is an author, critic, editor and lapsed academic. He has published two books of poetry, six popular histories and an award-winning novella.


About Ed Wright

Ed Wright is an author, critic, editor and lapsed academic. He has published two books of poetry, six popular histories and an award-winning novella. He writes an Australian Fiction column for The Australian Newspaper, commissions fiction for Puncher & Wattmann and teaches writing to kids and adults at The Creative Wordshop in Newcastle.


Articles about Ed Wright

Articles by Ed Wright

Who fries a crumpet?

'Michael Farrell enjoys a reputation as one of the foremost experimental poets in the contemporary Australian scene. In Cocky’s Joy, while experimentalism is strongly evident, he seems to have struck a superb and playful balance, a kind of lyrical abstractionism that generates pleasure and intellectual satisfaction at the same time as it continues to question and resist the urge to meaning. The consequence is a free-wheeling, idea-shifting, constantly suggestive, sometimes touching, politically acerbic and often very funny book of poetry. Farrell shows himself to be a ludic master, and reading Cocky’s Joy is as refreshing as going on a holiday.