Bonny Cassidy i(112 works by) (birth name: Bonny Dot Cassidy)
Also writes as: Boni Kesidi
Gender: Female
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Cassidy undertook her PhD in the Department of English, University of Sydney, researching the poetics of Jennifer Rankin and Jennifer Maiden (qq.v.). She has been a member of the Red Room Company, Australia's only poetry company, and has worked for the company as a researcher. Cassidy edited an anthology of new work by writers featured at Sydney's 2005 'The Salon' debate nights, assisted by the Australia Council for the Arts. She has also worked as a casual tutor and librettist.

Personal Awards

Awards for Works

Certain Fathoms 2012 selected work poetry 'Bonny Cassidy's first book, Certain Fathoms, glimmers with precisely observed moments that make a strange place of the familiar. These poems speak not only to each other but to and of other writers: Eve Langley, John Berryman, JS Harry. Cassidy knits seemingly small phrases and events into glimpses of a vast, interconnected whole. There is a mapping-out here that is organic, not programmatic, preoccupied "with more-than-human subjects," the trains of phrase and acquaintance,/ unstopped chains of heat, return, death". Cool, yet engaged, Cassidy's poems swell with the movements people and things make, making them brightly and newly visible.' (Publisher's blurb)
2013 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Poetry
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