Judith Beveridge

(1956 - / United Kingdom)

Biography of Judith Beveridge

Judith Beveridge poet

Judith Beveridge (born 1956) is a contemporary Australian poet, editor and academic.

Judith Beveridge was born in London, England, arriving in Australia with her parents in 1960. Completing a BA at UTS she has worked in libraries, teaching, as a researcher and in environmental regeneration. She currently teaches creative writing at Newcastle and Sydney universities and is poetry editor for Meanjin, having previously edited Hobo and the Australian Arabic literature journal Kalimat.

Judith Beveridge's Works:

The Domesticity of Giraffes, (Black Lightning, 1987)
A parachute of blue : first choice of Australian poets. Number one, with Jill Jones & Louise Katherine Wakeling (Round Table Publications, 1995)
Accidental Grace, (UQP, 1996)
How to Love Bats, and Other Poems (Picaro Press, 2001)OCLC: 57312733
Wolf Notes, (Giramondo, 2003)
Storm and Honey, (Giramondo, 2009)
The Best Australian Poetry 2006, with Martin Duwell & Bronwyn Lea (UQP, 2006)

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The Dice-Player

I’ve had my nose in the ring since I was nine.
I learned those cubes fast: how to play a blind
bargain; how to empty a die from my palm
and beguile by turns loaded with prayers –
then sleight of hand. Ten or fifteen years
and you get wrists like a tabla-player’s, jaws

cut and edged by the knuckles and customs
of luck and deception. The fun’s in sham,

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