David McCooey on Fay Zwicky

David McCooey's essay on Fay Zwicky, has appeared in a special issue of Westerly magazine dedicated to the memory of the Western Australian poet. The special issue, which is free, is edited by Dennis Haskell, and features work by John Kinsella, Lucy Dougan, and others. Click below to go to Westerly's site, where you can download the special issue.

David McCooey's New Album - The Double

David McCooey's new album of 'arthouse electronica and ambient' is now available at Bandcamp, iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and other platforms. Go here for more information.

'Available Light' - Geelong After Dark

This year's Geelong After Dark event on May 5th included 'Available Light', an audio-visual installation by Maria Vella and David McCooey. 

Based on a poem by David McCooey, 'Available Light' concerns memory, vision, and representation. Ranging from the cosmic to the suburban, from day to night, the work is a lyrical meditation on how we occupy, and how we see, the world.   

Maria Vella: concept, montage, videography, photography.
David McCooey: concept, music, text, voice, photography, montage (screen 2). 

Additional 35mm photography by Wyndham McCooey. 

David McCooey's Essay in The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Poetry

David McCooey's essay on the postcolonial poetry of Australia and New Zealand/Aotearoa has appeared in the new collection of essays published by Cambridge University Press and edited by Jahan Ramazani, The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Poetry. The book is described by the publishers as 'the first collection of essays to explore postcolonial poetry through regional, historical, political, formal, textual, gender, and comparative approaches'. Click below for more information about the collection.

Poem by David McCooey in Kenyon Review

David McCooey's poem 'Animal Studies' is in the latest edition of Kenyon Review. The March/April edition is a special edition on Contemporary Australian Literature, edited by KR's international editor, John Kinsella. Click the image below for more details, including the preface to the issue by John Kinsella. Other writers in the issue include Maria Takolander, Kim Scott, Robert Drewe, Judith Beveridge, and Bella Li.

World Poetry Day 2017

On 21 March 2017, World Poetry Day was again celebrated by the Geelong Regional Library Corporation with a reading by poets from the Geelong region who had appeared in The Best Australian Poems series (Black Inc). This year those poets were David McCooey, Maria Takolander, Cameron Lowe, Robyn Rowland, and A. Frances Johnson. The event was hosted by the Geelong poet, Brendan Ryan. (Below are photos of David McCooey, Robyn Rowland, and Brendan Ryan, by Maryanne Vagg.)