13 – God Bless the Child
George Mouratidis is a poet and Beat Generation scholar. He was born in Athens, Greece in 1976 and settled in Melbourne, Australia with his family when he was two years old, growing up in the migrant communities of the city’s northern suburbs, where he still lives and works. He earned his MA on Dada and Surrealist literature from The University of Melbourne, where he is currently completing his PhD in Literary Studies. George was a contributing editor of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road: The Original Scroll, for which he wrote a critical introduction.
His work has been published in China and the US, as well as in the online journal Peril, The Death Mook, and The Age. He also teaches Cultural Studies at RMIT University and organizes and emcees the poetry readings at Red Wheelbarrow Books in Melbourne’s inner north. His first book of poetry, titled Angel Frankenstein, is due at the end of the year.