Jaya Savige


Jaya Savige was born in Sydney, raised on Bribie Island and lives in London, where he lectures at New College of the Humanities at Northeastern University. He is the author of Latecomers (UQP, 2005), which won the NSW Premier’s Prize for Poetry, and Surface to Air (UQP, 2011), which was shortlisted for The Age Poetry Book of the Year. His new collection, Change Machine, will be published by UQP in 2020.



PoetryOur dinosaur balloon has lost its pep. For weeks it commandeered the living room. It swayed above its empire like an airship puffing out its hull of aluminium taut as a kettledrum. Its bouncy arm insisted that we recognise its thaneship and grant its natural...

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