George Mouratidis first collection for Soul Bay Press…
“George Mouratidis immortalises the secret histories and lived experiences of the Greek-Australian working class community even as that culture is under threat of erasure from all sides. Mouratidis is a radical witness, a champion of his people. These poems are no dry games of language. This is poetry as beautiful resistance.”
– Howard Cunnell, author of Fathers and Sons(Picador 2017)
George Mouratidis is a poet and Beat Generation scholar. He was born in Athens, Greece in 1976 and settled in Melbourne, Australia with his family when he was two years old, growing up in the migrant communities of the city’s northern suburbs, where he still lives and works. He earned his MA on Dada and Surrealist literature from The University of Melbourne, where he is currently completing his PhD in Literary Studies. George was a contributing editor of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road: The Original Scroll, for which he wrote a critical introduction.
His work has been published in China and the US, as well as in the online journal Peril, The Death Mook, and The Age. He also teaches Cultural Studies at RMIT University and organizes and emcees the poetry readings at Red Wheelbarrow Books in Melbourne’s inner north. In addition to his debut poetry collection Angel Frankenstein, George also contributed 'God Bless the Child' to the SBP anthology '13'.
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