AustLit logo

AustLit

Maddie Godfrey Maddie Godfrey i(11950563 works by) (a.k.a. Madison Godfrey)
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

BiographyHistory

Performance poet, writer, and theatre maker.

This author uses they/them pronouns.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2023 shortlisted Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize for 'Fledgling'.
2023 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Western Australian Writer's Fellowship
2022 inaugural recipient Varuna Fellowships Pitch Me! Fellowship for their poetry collection 'Dress Rehearsals'.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Dress Rehearsals Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2023 25527069 2023 selected work poetry autobiography

'A memoir made of poetry, Dress Rehearsals documents a decade of performing womanhood in a non-binary body.

'My femininity is not a survival instinct, it is a song.

'In their brilliant new poetry collection, Madison Godfrey documents a decade of performing womanhood, from teenage fangirl to tender femme. Godfrey's poems approach the autobiographical body as a site of the everyday and the surreal: experiencing first crushes, mosh pits, sharpened nails, gender euphoria, and the complicated colours of desire and memory.

'Darkly witty and deeply confessional, Dress Rehearsals is a love story to the queer self. This coming-of-age memoir asks, what does it mean to wear femininity into the world, when it constitutes both a bullseye and a ballgown?

''I inhaled this book.' Dylin Hardcastle, author of Below Deck

''Madison Godfrey wields words with exquisite precision and Dress Rehearsals is as taught, seductive and deadly as a femme fatale herself. These are poems to impale yourself on. A work of distilled genius.' Yves Rees, author of All About Yves' (Publication summary) 

2024 shortlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Literary Fiction / Poetry Cover designed by Allison Colpoys.
Last amended 15 Nov 2021 13:51:56
Other mentions of "" in AustLit:
    X