Author/Editor: Lizz Murphy
Lizz Murphy was Highly Commended in the 2013 Blake Poetry Prize and a finalist in the UK’s Aesthetica Poetry Competition. Her awards include: 2011 Rosemary Dobson Poetry Prize (co-winner), 2006 CAPO Singapore Airlines Travel Award, 1998 ACT Creative Arts Fellowship for Literature, 1994 Anutech Poetry Prize; plus a number of mentions.
She has published 12 books. Her seven poetry titles include Portraits: 54 Poems and Six Hundred Dollars (PressPress), Walk the Wildly (Picaro), Stop Your Cryin (Island) and Two Lips Went Shopping (Spinifex Press, print & e-book). She is widely published in Australian journals and anthologies with poems also published in Canada, China, England, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Poland, USA. Recent poems can be found online at Abridged (Ire), The Official Blake Prize, Cordite Poetry Review, Right Now: Australian Human Rights, Shot Glass Journal (USA), Tuesday Poem (NZ), Under the Basho (USA), Verity La, Wonder Book of Poetry. Recent anthologies include: A Slow Combusting Hymn: Poetry from and about Newcastle and the Hunter Region (eds. Kit Kelen & Jean Kent, ASM Macao 2014), The Stars Like Sand: Australian Speculative Poetry (eds. PS Cottier & Tim Jones, IP 2014), Notes for the Translators (ed. Kit Kelen, ASM Macao 2013), Australian Love Poems (ed. Mark Tredinnick, Inkerman & Blunt 2013, 2014), Flood, Fire and Famine (School of Music Poets ACT, forthcoming).
Lizz instigated a poetry as public art project in partnership with Southern Tablelands Arts (STARTS) across an arts region of eight local government areas, titled Poetry: The Indelible Stencil. It is nearing completion. She co-coordinates A Brush with Poetry (with Robyn Sykes) at the Black Swan Gallery, Binalong. She has facilitated a great many workshops in the Canberra/NSW regions and beyond and has been involved in large writing projects and poetry tours. She has worked in publishing, regional arts development and poetry development. She blogs at http://lizzmurphypoet.blogspot.com.au/
Website: http://lizzmurphypoet.blogspot.com/ • http://sites.google.com/site/lizzmurphypoet
1998 ACT Creative Arts Fellowship for Literature
2006 CAPO Singapore Airlines Travel Award
Finalist in the UK’s Aesthetica Poetry Competition
2013 Blake Poetry Prize - Highly Commended
1994 Anutech Poetry Prize, winner
Two Lips Went Shopping: 1998 ACT Creative Arts Fellowship for development
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