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.
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.