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Michael Crane Michael Crane i(A25379 works by)
Born: Established: 1961 Brisbane, Queensland, ;
Gender: Male
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Michael Crane was born in Brisbane in 1961 and now resides in Melbourne. He has had many poems and stories published in Australian, newspapers  and journals including several appearances in Overland, Meanjin, Southerly, the Best Australian Poems 2011, 2014 and 2015. He organised Poetry Idol for the Melbourne Writers Festival 2007-2012. He was managing editor of the Paradise Anthology from 2006 to 2013. He successfully toured the late well known poet Les Murray four time from 2007 to 2012.

He has been a production assistant for Into The Limelight; a film project of short humorous films featuring people with a mental illness. He has released 10 books with small presses and completed a BA in Creative Writing at RMIT. He is a recipient of an Australia Council grant for 2020.

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Personal Awards

2020 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Literature Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups     $14,250 

Awards for Works

It's Not Easy Being a Member of Her Audience 2004 single work short story
— Appears in: Four W , no. 15 2004; (p. 99-100) Verandah , no. 23 2008; (p. 9-10)
2008 winner Verandah Awards The Editor's Choice Award
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