Poets’ Corner

Maria Takolander

Maria Takolander

Maria Takolander is a Finnish-Australian poet, fiction writer, essayist, and independent scholar. She is the author of four books of poetry: Trigger...

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Brett Dionysius

Brett Dionysius

B. R. Dionysius was founding Director of the Queensland Poetry Festival. His poetry has been widely published in literary journals, anthologies,...

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Hani Abdile

Hani Abdile

Hani Abdile is a writer, student and spoken word poet based in the country of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, in Sydney. Hani was forced to...

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Ouyang Yu

Ouyang Yu

Ouyang Yu came to Australia in mid-April 1991 and has since published 139 books of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, literary translation and criticism...

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Philip Hall

Philip Hall

Between 1987 & 2014, Phillip worked as a teacher of sport & camps throughout regional NSW, Far North Queensland & the Northern Territory. In late...

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Jill Jones

Jill Jones

Jill Jones was born in Sydney and has lived in Adelaide since 2008. Recent books include Wild Curious Air, winner of the 2021 Wesley Michel Wright...

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Toby Fitch

Toby Fitch

Toby Fitch is poetry editor of Overland, a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Sydney, and the director of AVANT GAGA and the Poetry...

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Robyn Rowland

Robyn Rowland

Robyn Rowland, an Irish-Australian citizen, has been living between Ireland and Victoria for over 30 years, and working in Turkey since 2009. Since...

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Juan Garrido-Salgado

Juan Garrido-Salgado

Juan Garrido-Salgado immigrated to Australia from Chile in 1990, fleeing the regime that burned his poetry and imprisoned and tortured him for his...

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Michele Seminara

Michele Seminara

Michele Seminara is a poet and editor from Sydney. Her writing has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in journals such as...

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Anthony Lawrence

Anthony Lawrence

Anthony Lawrence has published seventeen books of poems and novel. His most recent collection is ‘Ken’ (Life Before Man, 2021). His books and...

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Rachael Mead

Rachael Mead

Rachael Mead is a South Australian poet, writer and arts reviewer. The most recent of her four poetry collections, The Flaw in the Pattern, was...

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Damen O’Brien

Damen O’Brien

Damen O'Brien is a multi-award-winning Brisbane poet. In 2021, Damen won the Cafe Writers Poetry Competition, the Magma Judge's Prize, the MPU...

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Ali Cobby Eckermann

Ali Cobby Eckermann

Ali Cobby Eckermann’s first collection ‘little bit long time’ was written in the desert and launched her literary career in 2009. In 2013 Ali toured...

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Paul Hetherington

Paul Hetherington

Paul Hetherington is a distinguished Australian poet. He has published 15 full-length collections of poetry and prose poetry, including the...

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Alex Skovron

Alex Skovron

Alex Skovron was born in Poland, lived briefly in Israel, and emigrated to Australia aged nearly ten. His poetry has appeared widely in Australia...

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Melinda Smith

Melinda Smith

Melinda Smith is a poet, editor, teacher, arts advocate and event curator. Her latest book, Man-handled, has just been published by Recent Work...

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Nathanael O’Reilly

Nathanael O’Reilly

Nathanael O’Reilly is an Irish-Australian residing in Texas. His books include (Un)belonging (Recent Work Press, 2020); Preparations for Departure...

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Judy Johnson

Judy Johnson

Judy Johnson is an award-winning poet with a special interest in bringing to life little known but fascinating aspects of Australia's history....

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Geoff Goodfellow

Geoff Goodfellow

Geoff Goodfellow’s first collection of poetry No Collars No Cuffs was launched at Adelaide Writer’s Week in 1986. It has been re-printed nine times....

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