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Judith Beveridge Judith Beveridge i(A24533 works by) (a.k.a. Judy Beveridge)
Born: Established: 1956 London,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Female
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Judith Beveridge was born in London, England in 1956 and migrated with her family to Australia in 1960, attending school in the western suburbs of Sydney. She studied communications at the University of Technology, Sydney, and has worked at part-time jobs as a research officer, library assistant, teacher and in the field of bush regeneration, in order to allow herself time to write.

Beveridge has received fellowships from the Australia Council to assist in her poetry writing and her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. She is an experienced speaker and contributor at writers' festivals and has been a member of literary judging panels.

In 2000 Beveridge held the position of poetry advisor for Kalimat, a journal promoting Australian and Arabic literature. She has been a member of the Literature Board of the Australia Council.

She has been the poetry editor for the literary journal Meanjin and taught poetry writing at the University of Sydney.


Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2023 winner ACU Prize for Poetry for 'Two Houses'.
2015 winner Peter Porter Poetry Prize For 'As Wasps Fly Upwards'.
2010 Australia Council Literature Board Grants Grants for Established Writers $50,000 for poetry writing.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Sun Music : New and Selected Poems Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2018 13182748 2018 selected work poetry

'Sun Music collects Beveridge’s best poems published over a thirty-year period, from 1987 to 2017. She has selected the poems from her award-winning collections, The Domesticity of Giraffes, Accidental Grace, Wolf Notes and Storm and Honey, and included 33 new poems which build on and enhance her previous work. Beveridge is an exacting poet, precise and controlled, and her formal discipline gives added intensity to her expression of emotion. The combination of clarity and dramatic force, involving a supple use of language which registers the ebb and flow of feeling, makes her poetry immediately appealing and accessible. As she notes in her introduction to this collection, ‘My writing can be kaleidoscopic, often baroque, but I hope also grounded and focused…I am drawn to poetry that has rich texture, and by this, I mean poetry that is distinctly metaphorical, detailed, musically complex, but also clear.’'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 winner Prime Minister's Literary Awards Poetry
2019 shortlisted Colin Roderick Award
Native Orchids i "We’d come as far as the wooden bridge, not too far", 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Irises : The University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize 2017 2017; (p. 27-28)
2017 longlisted The University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize
As Wasps Fly Upwards i "I’m walking home in the dying light of a summer’s day.", 2015 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 371 2015; (p. 36-41) The Best Australian Poems 2015 2015; Award Winning Australian Writing 2015 2015; (p. 187-189)
2015 winner Peter Porter Poetry Prize
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