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Emma Lew Emma Lew i(A33507 works by)
Born: Established: 1962 Richmond, East Melbourne - Richmond area, Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Emma Lew completed an Arts degree at Melbourne University in 1986 and has worked as a deckhand, shop assistant, proof reader, receptionist and clerical assistant. She began writing poems in 1993. Her work has appeared in journals and anthologies in Australia and overseas.

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y separately published work icon Anything the Landlord Touches Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2002 Z991358 2002 selected work poetry

'Anything the Landlord Touches was Emma Lew's second collection to be published in Australia, where it was published by Giramondo of Newcastle, NSW, in 2002. The book won the C.J. Dennis Prize for Poetry (the Victorian State Premier's award for poetry), and the Judith Wright Calanthe Award (the Queensland Premier's Prize for Poetry), two of the main literary prizes in the country, and was also short-listed for The Age award and the NSW and South Australian Premier’s Literary Prizes. Her first collection, The Wild Reply (Black Pepper Press, 1997) won The Age award. Emma Lew's poetry is marked by the pungency of her language and the dramatic intensity of her poems, often couched in the form of estranged monologues. Her lines can sometimes seem disconnected, but the pile-up of effects works like a montage, and the skewed observations circle their subject, searching for the core reality at the heart of the poem. This book is published in the UK and the USA by arrangement with Giramondo Publishing.' (Publication summary)

2004 shortlisted Festival Awards for Literature (SA) John Bray Award for Poetry
2003 winner Victorian Premier's Literary Awards The C. J. Dennis Prize for Poetry
2003 winner Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Arts Queensland Judith Wright Calanthe Prize for Poetry
2003 shortlisted The Age Book of the Year Award Dinny O'Hearn Poetry Prize
2003 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry
y separately published work icon The Wild Reply Fitzroy North : Black Pepper , 1997 Z141777 1997 selected work poetry
1998 winner ASAL Awards Mary Gilmore Award for a First Book of Poetry
1997 joint winner The Age Book of the Year Award Dinny O'Hearn Poetry Prize
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