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, 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 has collaborated with Australian composer Liza Lim on Mother Tongue (for soprano and 15 instruments) and The Navigator (opera), nominated in the Green Room and Helpmann awards. Performances of these works include Brisbane Bicentennial Arts Festival, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Huddersfield International Contemporary Music Festival (UK) Festival d’Automne (Paris) MaerzMusik (Berlin) and the Chekhov Theatre Festival (Moscow).
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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