Author/Editor: Deborah Staines


Poetry by Deborah Staines has appeared in the literary journals Meanjin, Heat, and Southerly, as well as in her debut, award-winning volume Now Millennium with Spinifex Press. She is the author of book and film reviews, and academic articles and books. She has a PhD in Cultural Studies, was a Visiting Research Fellow at Cambridge University, UK, and is completing a Master of International Relations. In response to the invasion of Iraq, Deborah edited the volume of critical essays Interrogating the War on Terror: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007).  She also co-edited the comprehensive The Chamberlain Case: Nation, Law, Memory (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2009). She is currently writing a book on the Holocaust, and working towards a second volume of poetry. She resides in Castlemaine, Victoria.

Now Millennium, Winner, Mary Gilmore Award for Poetry, 1994
Venus Port, 1991 Winner, Mattara Poetry Award in under 25 section
Book Awards
Poems from the Madhouse / Now Millennium: 1994 Commended, Human Rights Award
Poems from the Madhouse / Now Millennium: 1993 FAW Anne Elder Award

Books published by, or available from, Spinifex
Poems from the Madhouse / Now Millennium

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