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Elena Gomez Elena Gomez i(A141056 works by)
Gender: Female
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Most Referenced Works


  • Elena Gomez is an editorial assistant.

Personal Awards

2018 shortlisted The Fair Australia Prize Poetry Prize for My office heart
2017 highly commended The Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for Sestina for a Memory of Work

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Body of Work Melbourne : Cordite Press , 2018 14214503 2018 selected work poetry

'I once wrote to a poetry advice column because I was afraid of my emotions and the havoc they wreaked on me. I called them ‘a huge problem’ but Diana Hamilton responded: ‘Feeling pleasure is a legitimate way of developing as a person-writer!’

'We got a kitten and I tried to write poems for her. Or some other (many) times I had a thought and realised I shouldn’t say it out loud only to find myself speaking it. When these turned to poems. Could there be a poet in the sense of a hare or another graceful creature or perhaps bitter and less warm-blooded. Like endives.

'Or when you want to write poems for the world but … and maybe a museum exhibition about a colonial botanist who collected timber specimens.

'Joined a reading group with some people who turned out to almost all be poets we read Das Kapital volume 1 which stuck with me I think my communist spirit which was born that year was also part poet.

'It’s sometimes like a heat pack muscle relaxant & then you finally can read in bed in the evenings without checking on your cat.

'I’m afraid to share more because of what emotions have done to my poetry but you can read and devein them in your own time. There is a YouTube tutorial for it probably.

'Or full communism or how Amy De’Ath says ‘i wish for us another world where we might live freely … a world of dank memes and slick gifs’.

'–Elena Gomez' (Publication summary)

2019 highly commended Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Poetry
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