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Jenny Pollak Jenny Pollak i(6694510 works by)
Born: Established: Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
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Visual artist and poet.

Born in Sydney, Jenny Pollak is the daughter of a biochemist and a biologist/artist. Leaving school at seventeen, she moved to London with her parents and sister, and studied etching at the Byam Shaw School of Painting and Drawing. Returning to Sydney aged eighteen, she attended various technical colleges, studying life drawing, printmaking, and photography.

Among her artistic achievements has been a period as Artist in Residency at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney (Australia Council New Work Grant, 2009).

Jenny Pollak began writing poetry in 2012.

Source: Artist's website (

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2016 shortlisted The Fair Australia Prize Poetry Prize For 'a cap a cover up a sealing off off'.
2015 second place W. B. Yeats Poetry Prize for Australia for Somewhere a Fire
2015 winner W. B. Yeats Poetry Prize for Australia for White-out

Awards for Works

What Ear Sees, Eyes Can't Say i "I close my eyes.", 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Joy : Poems from the 2017 ACU Prize for Poetry 2017; (p. 60-62)
2017 highly commended ACU Prize for Poetry
497 Small Disappointments i "My dear cell follicles,", 2016 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize 1999-; Award Winning Australian Writing 2017 2017; (p. 42-43)
2016 winner Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize
White Rabbits i "A shaft of sunlight falls diagonally", 2013 single work poetry
— Appears in: A Sudden Presence : Poetry from the Inaugural ACU Literature Prize 2013; (p. 35-36)
2013 third place ACU Prize for Poetry
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