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New books by UTS Authors

Highlighting some recent additions to our collection by UTS authors and editors.
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I Look For You In Other Truths

Ramon Loyola, Alumnus of the University of Technology Sydney MA Creative Writing program (2012-2014) and the MLLP (now Juris Doctor) program

Description - I Look For You In Other Truths is a meditative excursion into the sentimentality of love and of remembrances, gestures, words, familiar faces and feelings that remind you of things that could have been and what might have been.

In this new collection of poetry from Ramon Loyola, he infuses his verses with sensitivity and poignancy, plumbing the deep and intricate vessels of grief, navigating the mechanics of sexuality, and rambling on like a cascade of emotions that sing the praises of lessons learned in a shared life. 

At once literal and metaphorical, the verses illuminate the myriad colours you see in the throes of passion, the serenity of lovemaking and the propensity for guilt in the face of finding your purpose. The poems speak of losing someone’s heart and of the spectre of pain in finding love again.

The words are understatements about the business of love and sex and afterthoughts on remembrances. They are overwrought whims about finding happiness and truth in every face you see, in every touch you feel, and in every kiss you give and receive. It is about your life, waiting to be shared.

not poems, just words : on loving, living and longing

Ramon Loyola, Alumnus of the University of Technology Sydney MA Creative Writing program (2012-2014) and the MLLP (now Juris Doctor) program

Description - An ode to words best describes this new collection of poems by Ramon Loyola, who deals with the confronting realities of life, love, loss and the search for contentment, and deftly combines the often emotional and sometimes-covert representation of gender identity with subtlety. Stylistic in its utility of words and simple design, the book is also enriched by the images created by the author himself, which are reminiscent of Michael Leunig’s poignant illustrations and serve to complement the tone of the passages. From a man’s meditative recitation of lost love in what he left to the dissolution of voice and identity in companion, Loyola captures the spirit resonant in the works of Robert Frost, Pablo Neruda and W. H. Auden, while embodying a new voice and style of romantic expression in basic, unadulterated prose—quiet and unassuming, yet powerful and full of depth.  not poems, just words is a remarkable debut of words that make us stop, go, and stop again to ponder.

Strange Objects Covered With Fur: 2015 UTS Writers’ Anthology

This yearly UTS publication reaches people who matter in the literary world and has helped kick-start the career of several writers.

Strange Objects Covered with Fur is the 29th anthology published by the creative writing unit at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and will be launched on Friday at the Sydney Writers’ Festival. Novelist Evie Wyld, winner of last year’s Miles Franklin Literary Award for her book All the Birds, Singing, will do the honours, and announce the winner of the annual UTS Anthology Writing Prize.

This year’s anthology opens with a story about a grey-black dog, “its coat the colour of fresh-doused fire”, and concludes with a tale of mongrel strays that ride the Moscow underground, particularly one that ends up travelling into space. There are sheep, cattle, rabbits and bees, too, though the content is by no means confined to animals.

Strange Objects Covered with Fur is dedicated to the late poet, philosopher and UTS academic Martin Harrison, with a foreword by Ceridwen Dovey, author of Only the Animals.

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Disorder and the Disinformation Society The Social Dynamics of Information, Networks and Software

Jonathon Marshall, James Goodman, Didar Zowghi, Francesca da Rimini, University of Technology Sydney

This book is the first general social analysis that seriously considers the daily experience of information disruption and software failure within contemporary Western society. Through an investigation of informationalism, defined as a contemporary form of capitalism, it describes the social processes producing informational disorder. While most social theory sees disorder as secondary, pathological or uninteresting, this book takes disordering processes as central to social life. The book engages with theories of information society which privilege information order, offering a strong counter.

UTS Library is dedicated to collecting the books of UTS Authors. If we have missed adding anything published in the last 3 years by UTS staff, students or alumni, please let us know by emailing Merrillie Redden.