Ian Irvine


1964 –


Who is Ian Irvine?

Ian Irvine (also writing as Ian Hobson) is an Australian-based poet, writer and teacher currently living near Bendigo, Victoria. His essays, poems and short stories have appeared in many literary journals - see below - and he was coeditor of the innovative online literary ezine 'The Animist' from 1998 until 2001. He earned a PhD in Human Relations from La Trobe University in 1999 for his work on the variously named problem of chronic ennui - also known as saturnine melancholy, tedium vitae, the spleen, acedia, etc. at various points in European history. He is the author of Dream-Dust Parasites (a novel - 2003), The Angle of luxury and Sadness (non-fiction book - 2001) and Facing the Demon of Noontide (poetry book - 2000). Recent interest in 20th Century avant garde poetries has seen him experimenting with postmodern poetics on the way to the theory of 'Transpersonal Relational Poetics' (TRP). In the early 1990s he was lead singer for the Central Victorian band Goya's Child (who wrote much of the soundtrack to the movie 'Freedom Deep').Work has appeared in the following anthologies and publications:'Agenda' Anthology of Contemporary Australian Poets (2005, UK). 'Best Australian Poems, 2005', by Black Ink Books (edited by Les Murray). 'Fire' (UK) 'Special International Double Issue' (March, 2008, Nos 29/30). [This anthology features poetry by contemporary, modernist and cannonical poets (many in translation) from over 60 nations (available through Amazon, UK). ]Non-Australian Journals (1998-2009): 'Takahe' (NZ), 'Poetry NZ' (NZ), 'Humanitas' (US), 'The Antigonish Review' (Canada), 'Envoi/Coffee House Poetry' (UK), 'The Seventh Quarry' (UK), 'Psico Mondo' (Argentina), 'Conspire' (US), 'Southern Ocean Review' (NZ), 'Tears in the Fence'(UK), Pennine Platform (UK), Oban '06 (NZ Poetry Centre - online), Acme Poetry (US - online), Bonfire (UK -online), Bluff (US - online), 'Eclectica' (US - online), 'The Writer's Hood' (US -online), 'Cougar Webworks (now: 'Alternative Culture')' (Canada), 'Gravity 22' (US - online), 'Grape Poetry' (US - online), 'Apollo Online' (US), 'Riding the Meridian' (US), 'Deadletters' (US), 'The Resistance' (US), 'A Writer's Choice Literary Journal' (US), 'Healing Arts Magazine' (US). 'Cyber Oasis' (US), 'Baacchor Magazine' (LA/US), 'Curiosity's Escape' (US), 'M.C. Freezone', etc. Australian journals (1998-2009): 'Jacket Magazine' (Online), 'Mascara' (online), 'Tirra Lirra', 'Verandah', 'LiNQ', 'Tarralla', 'Tamba', 'The Mozzie', 'Vernacular', 'Woorilla', 'The Australian Writer's Journal', 'Ozlit' (online), 'Dad Stories' (a short story anthology), 'Works on Paper', 'Media and Culture', 'Idiom 23' and 'The New England Review', etc.

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Feb 12, 1964
Also known as
  • Ian Hobson
  • United Kingdom
  • Doctorate, La Trobe University Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
    Human relations
    (Specialized in Literature/Philosophy/Cultural Studies)
    (1994 - 1998)
  • Bachelor of Arts, La Trobe University Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
    (Specialized in Literature)
    (1990 - 1992)
  • BA (Honors) - First Class, La Trobe University Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
    (Specialized in Studies in Western Tradition)
    (1993 - 1993)
  • Writing and Psychology Lecturer/Coordinator Art, Music Writing, Bendigo TAFE
    (1999 - 2013)
  • Creative Writing Lecturer, Victoria University, Australia
    (2012 - 2013)
  • Casual History Tutor/Lecturer, La Trobe University (Bendigo)
    (1994 - 1999)
Lived in
  • Bendigo
    (1986 - 2013)
  • Greater Auckland
    (1977 - 1986)
  • Adelaide
    (1973 - 1977)
  • Cwmbran
    (1984 - 1984)
  • Sydney
    (1971 - 1972)
  • North Yorkshire
    (1967 - 1971)
  • Manchester
    (1964 - 1966)

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