First 2012 bloggers – Kate Livett and Toby Fitch!

Thank you, Angela Meyer, for your wonderful posts at the end of last year.

Our bloggers for January are Southerly’s new reviews editors. Kate Livett is our Fiction and Prose Reviews Editor, and Toby is our Poetry Reviews Editor. Their bios are below.


Kate Livett wrote her PhD on Gertrude Stein and the fetishisms of Modernity. She lectured in English Literature and Communications for several years at UNSW and then several more at ACU. Kate has published in the areas of Modernism, Animal Studies and Cultural Studies, and is now enjoying a rest from teaching in her role as a Research Assistant.


Author and musician Toby Fitch was born in London and raised in Sydney. His chapbook Everyday Staticwas published by Vagabond Press, 2010. His first full-length book of poems Rawshock is forthcoming in 2012 through Puncher & Wattman. He is currently undertaking a creative doctorate on Rimbaud, Mallarmé and various poetic tropes, including mistranslation, concrete and absinthe poetry, at Sydney University. He is the poetry reviews editor for Southerly.