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Meredith Wattison Meredith Wattison i(A2390 works by)
Born: Established: 1963 ;
Gender: Female
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Poet and essayist.

Wattison lived on the pastoral outskirts of Sydney. British punk culture was one of her early influences. She travelled widely and was employed as a factory worker.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2017 shortlisted Helen Anne Bell Poetry Bequest

For 'B-sides and Rarities 2017-1982' (not yet published).

2016 longlisted The Ron Pretty Poetry Prize For 'The Munchian O'.
2011 highly commended Gwen Harwood Memorial Poetry Prize for 'Against the Grain'

Awards for Works

The Munchian O i "Yes, that was me in the revolutionary belt, Che replicated, hung around my hips;", 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Island , no. 151 2017; (p. 18)
2017 winner Gwen Harwood Memorial Poetry Prize
y separately published work icon Terra Bravura Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2014 8360205 2014 selected work poetry

'Terra Bravura, began as short text messages sent to David Musgrave from the desert on the way to Broken Hill. He later described their poetic form thuis:'The poems are terrific. Vox clamantis in desierto. The lines are dense and staccato, with a kind of pinpoint-accurate mouthfulness of sound - hard to describe, but it seems to me that the rhythm is what makes it work so distinctively. There are words that leap out at you -'the eagle, canopic on tar, atop kangaroo smear, thrown furred corsets of white bone, confetti of road crows chroming a black storm' - this is inventive, musical and harsh, accurate and rich, with a vein of visionary dream, which I like.' The landscape of feral goats, idiosyncratic human markers, failed fences, becomes the distorted and detail-selective realm of memory. It was written in 2009, when the poet's father began to lose his memory; it is an exploration of oral tradition, the stuff of generational infamy, the coming, by ship in 1855, to Australia . 'That sick green sea/carrying/the little stone/to the orange square...'' (Publication summary)

2016 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry
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