David Thomas Prater

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David Prater is an Australian-born writer, editor and researcher. He holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Australian Literature (University of Sydney, 1994), a Master of Arts in English (University of Melbourne, 2004) and a PhD in literature and publishing (Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, 2010). Over the last decade his poetry has been published in a range of Australian and international journals and anthologies, including Jacket, Meanjin, Southerly, slope (USA) and Best Australian Poetry 2003 (UQP). His debut poetry collection We Will Disappear was published by Soi3 (Papertiger Media) in August 2007, and was launched at the Melbourne Writers Festival and the Queensland Poetry Festival. Vagabond Press published his chapbook Morgenland, containing poems written in Korea and Japan, in the same year. David has been invited to appear at numerous Australian writers’ festivals including the National Young Writers Festival, Next Wave Festival, the Emerging Writers Festival, the Melbourne Writers Festival, Overload Poetry Festival and the Queensland Poetry Festival. He has also performed internationally in London, New York City, Sofia (Bulgaria), Ten’ri (Japan), Seoul (ROK), Montreal (Canada), Amsterdam and Utrecht (The Netherlands), and Struga (Macedonia). In 2005 he undertook a four month Asialink residency at Sogang University, Seoul, teaching courses in Australian culture and creative writing. In 2009 he returned to Seoul for a second Asialink residency, hosted by the Korea Language Translation Institute. From 2001-2012 David was the Managing Editor of Cordite Poetry Review, an online journal of Australian poetry and poetics funded by the Australia Council for the Arts. He produced a total of thirty five issues of the magazine, which features new works by a diverse range of emerging and established Australian poets. In 2011 he undertook postdoctoral research on electronic literature and pedagogy at Blekinge Institute of Technology (Karlskrona, Sweden).

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ELMCIP Electronic Literature and Pedagogy Workshop Karlskrona 14.06.2011 Workshop

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