Jo Langdon

About Jo Langdon

Jo Langdon is an early career researcher and teacher in literary studies. She is the author of a chapbook of poetry, Snowline (2012), which was co-winner of the 2011 Whitmore Press Manuscript Prize. Her second collection, Glass Life, is forthcoming with Five Islands Press. Jo was the inaugural winner of the Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction in 2013, and is currently an editor for Mascara Literary Review

Articles about Jo Langdon

Articles by Jo Langdon

Locust Girl by Merlinda Bobis

‘Kindness is a passage too’: new writing by Merlinda Bobis

'The mediation of bilingual migrant writers extends past the challenges of securing publication. Bobis’s two most recent titles, the 2017 poetry collection Accidents of Composition and the 2015 novel Locust Girl, have received surprisingly little attention from critics writing for a non-academic readership... What this might suggest is that the reduction in spaces for discussion of literature, widely bemoaned, has particular implications for migrant writers – as evidenced by the steady decline in attention to an accomplished writer such as Bobis.'