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Andy Kissane Andy Kissane i(A2633 works by)
Born: Established: 1959 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

A Sydney-based poet, Andy Kissane has also written short fiction and published his first novel, Under the Same Sun (2000).

He has worked as a writer-in-residence at MLC School (Burwood, NSW), taught English at high schools and TAFE colleges and lectured in creative writing at various Sydney universities. Kissane has also produced audio books for the Royal Blind Society and worked as editor of Impact the monthly magazine of the Australian Council of Social Service.

A member of the Poets' Union, Kissane participated in the inaugural 'POW! Poets on Wheels' tour, a project that takes performance poetry to regional New South Wales.

Kissane won the inaugural Cricket Poetry Prize (2009) for his poem The Catch.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2019 shortlisted The Booranga Prize The Booranga Prize for Poetry for 'Aubade for Johnno'.
2019 joint winner Peter Porter Poetry Prize

for 'Searching the Dead'.

2017 winner Tom Collins Poetry Prize

For 'Rock the Baby'.

Awards for Works

Searching the Dead i "The bone-coloured branches of the rusty fig", 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 409 2019; (p. 43)
2019 joint winner Peter Porter Poetry Prize
Alone Again i "Walking alone, my toes sinking into the wet sand", 2015 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 5 no. 1 2015; (p. 75) Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 6 no. 1 2016; (p. 11)
2015 winner Australian Poetry Journal Prize for Poem of the Year.
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