Author/Editor: 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.
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
Modewarre: Shortlisted 2005, Judith Wright Award
Wire Dancing: 2000 Commended, FAW Anne Elder Award
Wire Dancing: 2000 Commended, Mary Gilmore award
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