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Robert Harris Robert Harris i(A12436 works by)
Also writes as: Orson Rattray Der
Born: Established: 1951 Melbourne, Victoria, ; Died: Ceased: 24 Mar 1993 Summer Hill, Ashfield - Burwood area, Sydney Inner West, Sydney, New South Wales,
Gender: Male
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Robert Harris worked in a number of occupations, including labouring and teaching creative writing. He became the poetry editor for Overland, and was also a member of the journal's editorial board.

The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature (2nd ed., 1994) describes Harris' early poetry as 'idiosyncratic and difficult, saturated with abstraction and complex personal attitudes'. Harris' later work expressed a profound awareness of God's presence, as well as a pervasive compassion for the tribulations of underdogs and outsiders in Australian society.

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Jane, Interlinear and Other Poems Sydney : Paper Bark Press , 1992 Z11213 1992 selected work poetry humour satire
1992 winner Victorian Premier's Literary Awards The C. J. Dennis Prize for Poetry
y separately published work icon Localities : Poems Greensborough : Seahorse Publications , 1973 Z76628 1973 selected work poetry
1975 winner Harri Jones Memorial Prize
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