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Suzanne Edgar Suzanne Edgar i(A20674 works by) (a.k.a. Suzanne Godwin Edgar)
Born: Established: 1939 Adelaide, South Australia, ;
Gender: Female
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Suzanne Edgar grew up in Glenelg, and attended the Adelaide Teachers' College and the University of Adelaide and has a BA (Hons). She moved to Canberra with her husband in 1963. She has worked in adult education, as a film and book critic, teaching Women's Studies at the Australian National University and as an editor of the Australian Dictionary of Biography. She is a member of the Canberra writing group Seven Writers.

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y separately published work icon Catching the Light Port Adelaide : Ginninderra Press , 2019 16710201 2019 selected work poetry

'Catching the Light is Suzanne Edgar’s fourth collection of poetry. In it, this ‘intelligent, inventive and gifted poet continues her daring discoveries and explorations’ (Les Murray) of both the light and the darker sides of life. When reviewing The Love Procession (2012), the late Peter Pierce praised Edgar’s `intense, melodious, carefully crafted, rewarding performance’ (Canberra Times, 2013). In the American magazine Antipodes (2014), John Beston’s overview of her poetry concluded, ‘her most important contribution to Australian literature and to world literature in general lies in her love poetry…her books belong alongside the outstanding women poets…in Australia: Judith Wright, Gwen Harwood and Rosemary Dobson’. Readers of Catching the Light will not be disappointed.'   (Publication summary)

2020 highly commended ACT Writing and Publishing Awards Poetry
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