Lucy Dougan i(147 works by)
Born: Established: 1966 Perth, Western Australia, ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Lucy Dougan lived in Newcastle, New South Wales for a number of years before returning to Western Australia. She has been an Assistant Editor of the literary magazine, Heat.

Dougan completed a PhD at the University of Western Australia.

Awards for Works

White Clay 2006 selected work poetry 'A complex awareness of family life is at the heart of Lucy Dougan's new collection. Its narrative interweavings lead us from the world of books and romance into motherhood and its immersion in the world of children, then summon up, in turn, the poet's own childhood, and its barely recognised estrangements, 'the father that I did not know', and later a whole new family, to be reclaimed as her own. Dougan's poems are alive to the intimations which exist at 'the fugitive border of thought', and celebrate the imagination's power to mould, to recover, and to repair.' (Publisher's blurb)
2006 winner Australian Capital Territory Poetry Award Alec Bolton Award for an Unpublished Manuscript by an Australian Poet
Memory Shell "Ridged and peach-lipped, they rest indifferent", Fremantle Arts Review , December 1993 and January vol. 8 no. 9 Memory Shell , 1994-1993 single work poetry
1993 winner John E.V. Birch Award for Creative Writing Poetry Prize
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