Keepers of a Great Memory


Author: M.G. Michael
Title: Keepers of a Great Memory
Date of publication: 2015

M.G. Michael was born in Sydney, the son of a Greek-Cypriot father and Greek mother. He holds degrees in Theology and a PhD from the Australian Catholic University and is presently an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Wollongong, in the School of Information Systems and Technology. Michael’s poetry and short stories have previously been published in a number of literary journals and anthologies, including Southerly, Coastlines, Westerly, Ulitarra, Studio and Five Bells, and his essays have appeared in Quadrant and The Conversation.

In his introduction to this book N.N. Trakakis gives some of the reasons which drew him to Michael’s poetry when he first met him: “His expertise in, and passion for, theology, philosophy and poetry were evident from the start. But it was something else that drew me in, and still does. Although difficult to capture, this alluring quality of Michael’s poetry may be formulated in terms of an ‘ethics of invisibility’: not so much seeking that which lies beyond the senses of nature, but rather a deep humility that situates itself among the anonymous, the obscure, the forgotten, the ‘invisible’.

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