Jordie Albiston

(30 September 1961 - / Melbourne / Australia)

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Jordie Albiston (born 30 September 1961) is a contemporary Australian poet and academic.

Biography

Jordie Albiston grew up in Melbourne, and studied flute at the Victorian College of the Arts before completing a PhD in literature. Her first collection of poems, Nervous Arcs, won the Mary Gilmore Award, received runner-up in the Anne Elder Award, and was shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Prize. Her next two books were documentary collections, respectively concerning the first European women in the Port Jackson and Botany Bay settlements, and Jean Lee, the last woman hanged in Australia (1951).

Botany Bay Document was later transformed into a performance work ... more »

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