Simon West i(83 works by)
Born: Established: 1974 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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In 2008, Simon West lived in Melbourne where he lectured in Italian and studied at Monash University.

Personal Awards

2011 Literature Board Grants Residencies $18,000 for a six-month residency at the Whiting Studio, Rome, 3 February 2012 - 27 July 2013.
2010-2011 Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship Poetry
2004 winner Australian Youth and Young Poets Fellowships Young Poet The award included a mentorship with Chris Wallace-Crabbe.

Awards for Works

The Ladder 2015 selected work poetry

'The Ladder is Simon West’s third collection of poetry, and his first in four years. Many earlier preoccupations return—the natural environment, Italian art, the dimensions of place. There is a new focus on worldly and artistic responsibility, and a fascination with the ‘certain poise’ of ‘being in between’. At the collection’s heart are the building blocks of language, along with the more literal ones of Rome, where some of these poems were written during a residency at the Whiting studio in 2012.' (Publication summary)

2016 shortlisted Prime Minister's Literary Awards Poetry
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