On the last Thursday of every month, one of Australia’s many amazing poets features on Poets’ Corner speaking to a specific theme through their poetry.
Damen is a multi-award-winning Brisbane poet. In 2021, Damen won the Cafe Writers Poetry Competition, the Magma Judge’s Prize, the MPU International Poetry Competition and received second place in the Gregory O’Donoghue Poetry Competition. Damen has been published in New Millenium Writings, the Atlanta Review, the Mississippi Review, Cordite, Southerly, StylusLit and many other journals. Damen has been lucky enough to win some of Australia and the world’s most prestigious poetry prizes for a single poem, including the Moth Poetry Prize, the Newcastle Poetry Prize and the Peter Porter Poetry Prize. Damen’s first book of poetry, Animals With Human Voices, is forthcoming in September with Recent Work Press and is available now for pre-order. Damen keeps toying with moving to the United Kingdom since it seems to like his poetry so much. His wife and children think he is crazy. (www.dameno.org).
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