Author/Editor: Patricia Sykes

Biography
Patricia Sykes

Patricia Sykes is a poet and librettist. Her poems have won the John Shaw Neilson, Tom Collins, and Newcastle Poetry Prizes. Wire Dancing, her first collection, arose out of her experiences as a performer with the Women’s Circus and was commended in the Anne Elder and Mary Gilmore awards. Her second, Modewarre – home ground, was shortlisted for the Judith Wright Award. In 2006 she was Asialink writer in residence, Malaysia. Patricia’s collaborations with composer Liza Lim have been performed in Australia and internationally, most recently New York. Her most recent collection is The Abbotsford Mysteries. A selection of her poems is currently being translated into Chinese and will be published as a joint English/Chinese collection by Flying Islands Books.



Events
01 Sep 2014 Spinifex authors to read at the launch of Plumwood Mountain Journal at Ceres environment park, Lee St. Brunswick, Victoria
Spinifex authors, Susan Hawthorne, Patricia Sykes and Louise Crisp will read at the launch of Plumwood Mountain journal

 
01 Sep 2014 Spinifex authors at the launch of Plumwood Mountain journal at Ceres environment park
Susan Hawthorne, Patricia Sykes and Louise Crisp will be reading at the launch of the Plumwood Mountain Journal at Ceres Environment Park on March 9
Lee St, Brunswick.




 
30 Jan 2013 Reading at Red Wheelbarrow Books at Brunswick East


Another year of monthly poetry stomps at the Red Wheelbarrow bookshop, kicking off with a bumper lineup!

Spinifex's own Patricia Sykes, with Steve Smart, John... more
03 Oct 2011 The Abbotsford Mysteries at Abbotsford Convent Foundation
Saturday 5 November, 10 for 10.30 am. Abbotsford Convent Foundation, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford VIC (look for signs). Ample parking in car park ($4 in g... more
26 Aug 2011 Poetry Afternoon with Patricia Sykes

Saturday September 3rd: Patricia Sykes' work Performing the Belly is being read on ABC RN radio's Poetica.
Friday August 26th:
The Poets' Corner Group and th... more


News
01 Dec 2009 Patricia Sykes wins Newcastle Poetry Prize 2009

Congratulations to Patricia Sykes, this year's winner of the Newcastle Poetry Prize for her poem, Cassandra Vegas.


Awards
sanctuary: Swan Lake, Phillip Island, Winner, 2002 Tom Collins Poetry Prize
Cassandra Vegas, Winner, 2009 Newcastle Poetry Prize
death, passionfruit and roses 1995 finalist in the AUNTECH Poetry Prize
river salvages 1996 Winner the John Shaw Neilson Poetry Award
Book Awards
Modewarre: Shortlisted 2005, Judith Wright Award
Wire Dancing: 2000 Commended, FAW Anne Elder Award
Wire Dancing: 2000 Commended, Mary Gilmore award

Books published by, or available from, Spinifex
Modewarre
Abbotsford Mysteries, The
Wire Dancing

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