Bundanon

Tim Loveday

Tim Loveday

Art Forms: Poetry, Writing

Residency Year: 2022

Lives / works: Melbourne, Naarm

Tim Loveday is a poet, a writer, an editor and a clown-lark. As the recipient of a 2020 Next Chapter Wheeler Centre Fellowship, 2021 Varuna Residential Fellowship and a 2021 Melbourne City Arts Grant, he critically examines masculinity in Australia. His poetry/prose has appeared in Meanjin, Cordite, Mascara, Meniscus, TEXT Journal, The Big Issue, and is forthcoming in The Griffith Review, among others. A Neurodivergent dog parent, he is the verse editor for XR’s Creative Hub and IPEd’s Student Adviser. His work has been short-listed for numerous prizes.

Originally from rural NSW, Tim currently resides in North Melbourne, the traditional land of the Wurundjeri people. As an avid fan of the full stop, he’s afraid of sentences longer than 6 words; this bio is trying.

In residence at Bundanon

During his 2022 residency, Loveday will be finalising a verse memoir (long-form non-fiction prose–poetry) titled ‘your father was a bastard’, with support from The Wheeler Centre’s The Next Chapter Fellowship program. This verse memoir will be an unrelenting excavation of self—the critical breakdown of his family life, the cathartic rejection of his father’s cruelty, the assumption of his mother’s generosity—contributing a vital perspective on domestic violence, intergenerational trauma and toxic masculinity in rural Australia.

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Bundanon acknowledges the Wodi Wodi and the Yuin, of the South Coast region, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.

In Dharawal the word Bundanon means deep valley.

This website contains names, images and voices of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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