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Lee Knowles Lee Knowles i(A30806 works by) (a.k.a. Lee Jean Johnson)
Born: Established: 1941 Perth, Western Australia, ;
Gender: Female
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Lee Knowles spent her early childhood in South Fremantle. She trained at the Claremont Teachers' College and later worked with the Publications Branch of the Western Australian Education Department, writing stories and plays for various magazines. In the mid1960s she joined Dorothy Hewett's Young Poets' Group and has said that she owed a great deal to Dorothy Hewett (q.v.) and to others in the group at that time.

Her poetry is significant in its evocation of Fremantle, Swan River and Indian Ocean milieux. Most of the poems that began to appear regularly in Westerly, Poetry Australia, the Sandgropers Anthology, Twentieth Century, and the Beloit Poetry Journal drew on legends or on local folk-lore. Her poems frequently demonstrate a close affinity with the sea.

Knowles has been praised as an excellent reader of poetry and has participated in readings at the Praxis Gallery (Perth) and at the Fremantle Arts Centre.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

Call i "Wise after the event", 1988 single work poetry
— Appears in: Westerly , December vol. 33 no. 4 1988; (p. 12-13) Sirocco Days 1993; (p. 13-14) Lucretia and Other Poems 2007; (p. 7)
1988 winner Randolph Stow Award Poetry
y separately published work icon Dial Marina Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 1986 Z453435 1986 selected work poetry
1987 winner Western Australia Week Literary Award Poetry
Every Three Weeks, Albany i "This is not our town.", 1981 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quarry : A Selection of Contemporary Western Australian Poetry 1981; (p. 59) Dial Marina 1986; (p. 52) Sudden Alchemy : Selected Australian Poetry 1998; (p. 179)
1979 winner Tom Collins Poetry Prize
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