John Mateer

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John Mateer's publications include Ex-White: South African Poems (Klagenfurt: Sisyphus Verlag, 2009), The West: Australian Poems 1989–2009 (Fremantle: Fremantle Press, 2010), Southern Barbarians (Sydney: Giramondo, 2011), and This Dark Book/Este Livro Escuro (trans. Înes Dias, Lisbon: Averno, 2012). His work has also been anthologized in The New Century of South African Poetry (ed. Michael Chapman, Johannesburg: AD Donker, 2002) and Imagine Africa, Volume 1 (ed. Breyten Breytenbach, Brooklyn: Pirogue Collective, 2011). He has read his work at various international festivals, among them the Stockholm International Poetry Festival, Poetry Africa in Durban, and PEN's Free the Word in London.

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