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Lorraine McGuigan Lorraine McGuigan i(A17208 works by)
Born: Established: Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Female
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Born in Melbourne, Lorraine McGuigan was raised in Sydney. Because of her mother's illness she left school at thirteen to care for her baby sisters; two years later she returned to Melbourne. When the youngest of her own six children started school she enrolled at Deakin University where her childhood love of writing was re-kindled. After graduating with majors in literature and philosophy, she began writing poetry and short fiction, and was awarded the Margaret Hazzard Short Story Award. Her poems have been published in the UK, USA and Australia. In 1994 she became the Managing Editor of the Monash University journal, Poetry Monash.

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y separately published work icon What the Body Remembers Wollongong : Five Islands Press , 2003 Z1051391 2003 selected work poetry In this debut collection, Lorraine McGuigan writes about discomforting subjects including cruelty and disturbance experienced in childhood and adolescence. The poems unravel a tortured relationship between a daughter and her mother.
2003 runner-up Anne Elder Award
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