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Roland Leach Roland Leach i(A17312 works by)
Born: Established: 1957 Perth, Western Australia, ;
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Roland Leach grew up in Perth's beachside suburbs. He gained a BA and Dip. Ed at the University of Western Australia and completed his MPhil in 1990 at the same institution. He has also undertaken study towards a PhD on Janette Turner Hospital. As well as being a teacher and writer, Leach was the editor of Brillig, a bi-annual literary journal of poetry and short stories for students. In 1998, he received a poetry grant from the Australia Council enabling him to travel to Easter Island, Peru and the Galapagos Islands.

Leach set up a poetry publishing company, Sunline Press, in 2000, with the stated aim of publishing Australian poets 'in hardback, elegant editions'. As of 2017, Sunline Press had published twenty collections and anthologies. More recently, he announced Cuttlefish, a magazine of art, poetry, flash fiction, and short fiction.

Sources include Australian Short Story Festival, 2018.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2018 finalist Newcastle Short Story Award

for 'G'. 

2017 shortlisted Tom Collins Poetry Prize

For 'The Bonesetter'.

2013 second place Karen W Treanor Poetry Awards Open Category for Tidal

Awards for Works

Disappearance i "My father walks the reef in an old pair", 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: Ipswich Poetry Feast 2016;
2016 Third Prize Ipswich Poetry Feast Awards Joy Chambers & Reg Grundy Award – Open Age Other Poetry
Square of Yellow Light i "I came home late one night, very late,", 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: Ipswich Poetry Feast 2014; Regime , no. 5 2015; (p. 92)
2014 highly commended Ipswich Poetry Feast Awards Joy Chambers & Reg Grundy Award – Open Age Other Poetry
Adhesive i "My mother wears a band-aid on her nose", 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: Ipswich Poetry Feast 2014; The Best Australian Poems 2015 2015;
2014 highly commended Ipswich Poetry Feast Awards Joy Chambers & Reg Grundy Award – Open Age Other Poetry
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