Philip Norton of Short Fuse
Philip Norton entered the live poetry scene in Chicago in 1987 during the inaugural summer of Marc Smith's famed Green Mill slams. After receiving his M.A. in Literature and Composition from DePaul University, he left the US for Japan, where he lectured in Modern Poetry at Kyoto University of Education, and worked for the Kyoto Department of Education. In 1992, he settled in Australia, and in 1999 was profiled in the ABC television special Voices (Australia's United States of Poetry). Norton was the Text Program Coordinator for Next Wave Festival 2000 and has written and produced programs for ABC Radio's Poetica, Airplay and Radio Eye. He performed as a living exhibition at the Australian Museum and has had work commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria. In 1999, Norton coordinated Australia's inaugural National Poetry Day in Sydney. He has been awarded the Sydney Writer's Festival Poetry Cup, and Best Original New Work at the Melbourne Fringe. Norton is the author of Everything Must Go (Book/CD set, Zaresky Press, 1997) and Teach Yourself Atomic Physics (SDWW, 2001). His latest work, Limited Edition: a Book of Pages was featured as an installation at the Melbourne Writer's Festival 2002.