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Thom Sullivan Thom Sullivan i(A119407 works by) (a.k.a. Thomas Sullivan)
Born: Established: 1982 ;
Gender: Male
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Thom Sullivan grew up near Adelaide Hills, South Australia, and studied at both The University of Adelaide and Swinburne University. 

Thom has written many poems, and been editor of several poetry collection. His debut poetry collection, Carte Blanche, was published in 2019 by Vagabond Press. 

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Carte Blanche Sydney : Vagabond Press , 2019 14815995 2019 selected work poetry

'Thom Sullivan’s debut collection of poems, Carte Blanche, traverses the exactitudes of place and time – from a distinctively Australian suburbia, to farming landscapes in South Australia’s Mount Lofty Ranges, to Australia’s renowned Great Ocean Road, and the interior terrains of consciousness and perception. The poems are memorable, succinct in their expression, precise in their effect, and notable for their innovative use of syntax and punctuation. Carte Blanche is a collection of poems that’s finely realised and keenly felt.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 winner ASAL Awards Mary Gilmore Award for a First Book of Poetry
2017-2018 winner The Noel Rowe Poetry Award for unpublished manuscript 'Carte Blanche'.
Carte Blanche i "what to make of this blank space :", 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 February no. 45.0 2014; The Best Australian Poems 2014 2014; (p. 144)
y separately published work icon Friendly Street : New Poets Seventeen Kent Town : Friendly Street Poets Wakefield Press , 2012 6085560 2012 selected work poetry

'John Pfitzner - Fence Music

ethereal tones, luminously pure,/ high in the cold sky of an outback night,/ the scrape of wind on corrugated iron,/ the noon throb of sun-steeped air

John Pfitzner achingly connects the spirit to the land in poems borne of thought, experience and deep consideration. Find solace and hope in his words.

'Gareth Roi Jones - Gunyah Healing

a farm is a brutal place/ but it reinforces/ life either goes on/ / or it doesn't

Gareth Roi Jones' quick wit touches the making and mending of relationships, turning surprisingly and lightly at each poem's end. Read your own stories in his lines.

'Rachael Mead - Sliding Down the Belly of the World

Nine degrees south of the Equator,/ I'm perched on/ the full belly of the world

Rachael Mead plots daily concerns of home and abroad, ranging across the globe in wild imaginative conversations with self and others. In her poems you can bask and be illuminated.' Publication summary)

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