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Gary Forrester Biography | Poet

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Gary Forrester (born 3 July 1946 in the United States) is a New Zealand-Australian musician, composer, novelist, poet, short-story writer, memoirist, and academic. He was profiled by Random House Australia (Australian Country Music, 1991) as one of the major figures in the Australian music scene during the 1980s and 1990s, and by FishHead: Wellington's Magazine as a "modern Renaissance man." According to Fishhead, "in addition to publishing three novels and a book of poems, Forrester is a successful bluegrass composer and musician, an advocate for indigenous rights, and a father of six children. Oh, and don't forget his day job - law lecturer in ethics at Victoria University." He lectured at the University of Melbourne from 1976–80, at the Northwestern School of Law from 1983–85, at the University of Illinois from 2000–03, and at Victoria University of Wellington from 2007-2013.


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