Sarah Day i(260 works by)
Born: Established: 1958 Upholland, Lancashire,
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England,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
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Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 1964
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BiographyHistory

Sarah Day's family migrated from England to Tasmania in 1964. She graduated from the University of Tasmania and taught in schools in Devonport and Hobart. She won the Anne Elder award for a first volume of poetry in 1987 and A Madder Dance was shortlisted for the NBC Banjo Awards. Her Poems New and Selected, published in the UK by Arc Publications, received a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation in the Winter of 2002. Sarah Day has received grants from the Literature Fund of the Australia Council and Arts Tasmania and was resident at the B. R. Whiting Library in Rome. Her poems have been put to music by British composer Anthony Gilbert. She has been Poetry Editor of Island Magazine and has taught English and Creative Writing for a number of years at university and pre-tertiary level. (Adapted from: PoeticA, ABC Radio National 3 p.m. Saturday, 11 May 2002.)

Awards for Works

Tempo 2013 selected work poetry

T'ime and motion are undercurrents in these new poems by Sarah Day. Her subjects encompass the commonplace in the Australian landscape: the remnant beak of a raven, tree shadows in urban streets, industrial cranes and mowing-machines, as well as the exotic or peculiar: the world seed bank in Norway, artefacts in Pompeii, Graeco-Egyptian funeral portraits, the landscape paintings of John Glover, the Earth as seen from elsewhere in the Milky Way. These poems, individually and collectively, invite questions about the enigmatic nature of past, present and future.' (Publisher's blurb)

2014 winner Wesley Michel Wright Prize in Poetry
2014 shortlisted Prime Minister's Literary Awards Poetry
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