Sarah Day i(257 works by)
Born: Established: 1958 Upholland, Lancashire,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 1964
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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.)
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