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Andrew Lansdown Andrew Lansdown i(A36068 works by) (a.k.a. Andrew Trevor Lansdown)
Born: Established: 1954 Pingelly, Narrogin - Pingelly area, Far Southwest Western Australia, Western Australia, ;
Gender: Male
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Andrew Lansdown graduated from Curtin and Murdoch Universities with degrees in English and Comparative Literature respectively. He has worked as a teacher, tutor, journalist, and been an Education Officer at Fremantle Prison. He runs poetry workshops.

His poems and short stories have appeared in Australian journals and collections, and his short fiction has been broadcast by the ABC and the BBC. He has been described as "one of Australia's foremost poets working in the imagist tradition".

Lansdown has lived in the south-west of Western Australia.

Most Referenced Works


  • Lansdown has also written a book against law reform for sexual equality, Blatant and Proud : Homosexuals on the Offensive (1984).

Personal Awards

2019 highly commended Tom Collins Poetry Prize for 'Cherry Blossom Contemplations'.
2016 longlisted The Ron Pretty Poetry Prize For 'Kyoto Maple Conceits'.
1984 Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Australia Council Literature Board Grants General Writing Grant

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Abundance : New and Selected Poems Eugene : Cascade Books , 2020 22445306 2020 selected work poetry

'Andrew Lansdown's latest poetry collection, Abundance, contains poems from eleven of his earlier collections and poems that are previously uncollected. These poems gain power from the poet's mastery of poetic form and technique. They range widely in theme, tone, style, and subject--from an aboriginal [sic] man playing the digeridoo in prison to a widow addressing a prophet in Phoenicia; from kangaroos crossing a firebreak to a man asleep in a library; from the emptiness of black bamboo to the fullness of a father's heart; from a pregnant mother dying for the faith in shogunal Japan to the poet's mother joining an American-style sacred-harp choir in heaven. This collection offers readers an abundance.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2021 shortlisted Australian Christian Book of the Year Awards Australian Christian Book of the Year Award
y separately published work icon Gestures of Love : The Fatherhood Poems Capalaba : Wombat Books , 2013 Z1910801 2013 selected work poetry
2013 joint winner CALEB Prize Poetry
y separately published work icon Allsorts : Poetry Tricks and Treats Capalaba : Wombat Books , 2011 Z1832087 2011 selected work poetry children's 'In this new book by award-winning poet Andrew Lansdown, limericks and haiku jostle with rhymed verse and free verse to bring to life crazy critters, odd bods, fantasy worlds and the natural world. Allsorts is a collection of all sorts of poems that all sorts of people will find as colourful and sweet as a packet of liquorice allsorts.

The final 70 pages of Allsorts include personal observations from the poet about the poems in the collection, a comprehensive glossary of poetic forms and techniques, and a set of seven indexes identifying the poems that employ these different forms and techniques. These pages will prove an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to learn more about the poet's craft, including students, teachers and aspiring poets.' (Publisher's blurb)
2012 winner CALEB Prize Poetry

Known archival holdings

University of New South Wales Australian Defence Force Academy Australian Defence Force Academy Library (ACT)
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