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Eunice Andrada Eunice Andrada i(8882713 works by)
Gender: Female
Heritage: Filipina
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Eunice Andrada is a poet, journalist, and arts organiser based in Sydney.

Andrada has held a residency at Canada's Banff Centre (where she collaborated with jazz musician and Cirque du Soleil vocalist Malika Tirolien) and was awarded the John Marsden & Hachette Australia Poetry Prize in 2014. In 2018, she was awarded the AP X NAHR Eco-Poetry Fellowship, which led to a residence in Sottochiesa, Taleggio Valley, northern Italy, in June 2018.

She has collaborated with composer Andrée Greenwell for the choral project Listen to Me, and co-produced, curated and featured in Harana, a series of poetry tours led by Filipina-Australians in response to the Passion and Procession exhibition in the Art Gallery of NSW. In 2018, her poems featured in a special exhibition on climate change in the Amundsen-Scott Station in the South Pole of Antarctica.

Her work has been published widely in Australia and internationally. She released her first book of poetry in 2018.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2022 recipient The Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund for travel to California, New York and Chicago to perform in various venues, participate in radical community study sessions with members of the Digital Sala collective and to collaborate with others for future community literary offerings
2018 shortlisted The Fair Australia Prize Poetry Prize for Sunday mornings post-sermon

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Take Care Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2021 22958120 2021 selected work poetry

'TAKE CARE explores what it means to survive within systems not designed for tenderness. Bound in personal testimony, the poems situate the act of rape within the machinery of imperialism, where human and non-human bodies, lands, and waters are violated to uphold colonial powers. Andrada explores the magnitude of rape culture in the everyday: from justice systems that dehumanise survivors, to exploitative care industries that deny Filipina workers their agency, to nationalist monuments that erase the sexual violence of war.

'Unsparing in their interrogation of the gendered, racialised labour of care, the poems flow to a radical, liberatory syntax. Physical and online terrain meld into a surreal ecosystem of speakers, creatures, and excavated histories. Brimming with incantatory power, Andrada’s verses move between breathless candour and seething restraint as they navigate memory and possibility. Piercing the heart of our cultural crisis, these poems are salves, offerings, and warnings.'

Source : publication summary

2022 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Judith Wright Calanthe Award
2022 longlisted ASAL Awards ALS Gold Medal
2022 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Multicultural NSW Award
2022 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry
2022 shortlisted The Stella Prize
y separately published work icon Flood Damages Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2018 13182596 2018 selected work poetry

'In Flood Damages Andrada explores themes associated with immigration and inheritance, through the figure of a young Australian Filipina woman, whose family has been irreparably damaged by deportation, violence and illness. The wounds inflicted by these events, political and personal, are felt most keenly in and through her body – ‘your blood sings of the scattered histories/ that left you here’ – and in a dramatic use of language, influenced by the rhythms of prayer, which expresses pain and anger with passionate intensity. A poet and performing artist, Andrada combines the theatrical qualities of voice and image in this, her first published collection, affirming the female body as a site of vulnerability and power.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Poetry
2019 shortlisted ASAL Awards Mary Gilmore Award for a First Book of Poetry
2018 winner Anne Elder Award
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