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Louise Crisp Louise Crisp i(A35561 works by)
Born: Established: 1957 Omeo, Omeo - Tambo Crossing area, East Gippsland, Gippsland, Victoria, ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Louise Crisp graduated from the Australian National University with a BA (1983) and has a Graduate Diploma in Humanities (French) from the University of New England. Over the years she has worked in a number of different places and jobs both in Australia and NZ. She lived in SA between 1985-88, and it was here that she started writing and was first published.

Louise has received grants from the Literature Board of the Australia Council, the SA Dept of the Arts, the Sydney Carnivale Festival 1989, Arts Victoria (a Division of the Dept of Arts, Sport & Tourism) and a Regional Writer's Fellowship from the Eleanor Dark Foundation (Varuna).

Most Referenced Works

Affiliation Notes

  • Visited or worked in SA for a period

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Yuiquimbiang Melbourne : Cordite Press , 2019 15506817 2019 selected work poetry

'Yuiquimbiang is part of an ongoing project to create an ecopoetic form that integrates political essay and environmental poetics: a project that evolved out of my double life as a poet and environmental activist. It was driven by a desire to develop a radical ecopoetic form that would effectively communicate Australia’s ecological crisis as encountered in two specific regions – East Gippsland and the Monaro – and enact an alternative inhabitation of the land.

'The series of mainly long-form texts in this collection is grounded in extensive walking, listening and research. A concomitant slow reading is encouraged. In the drafts, the work included detailed references that have been distilled here in the notes section at the end. I have spent decades attending to this place, and continue to search for a glimpse of the pre-European grasslands and forests and celebrate their rare survival. The work attempts to defy the continuing colonial violence that permits and supports the undoing of the land.

'‘Yuiquimbiang’ is the first recorded European mishearing/ misrepresentation of a Ngarigu word, written down by John Lhotsky in 1834 as the name of a Monaro run, which later became known as Eucumbene. The Eucumbene River, once referred to as the East Branch of the Snowy River, was excluded from the 2002 intergovernmental agreements to return environmental flows to the Snowy.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Poetry
2019 highly commended Australian Centre Literary Awards Wesley Michel Wright Prize in Poetry
y separately published work icon Pearl and Sea Fed Parkville : Hazard Press , 1994 Z440867 1994 selected work poetry
1995 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize
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