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Moya Pacey Moya Pacey i(A3796 works by)
Gender: Female
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'Moya Pacey published her second collection, Black Tulips, with Recent Work Press in 2017.

She is a founding editor of the women’s online poetry journal Not Very Quiet and every third Monday co-curates and co-hosts Not Very Quiet @That Poetry Thing at Smith’s Alternative in Canberra.

'Both of her poetry collections, The Wardrobe (Ginninderra Press) and Black Tulips (Recent Work Press), were shortlisted for the ACT Writers Centre Poetry Award and she published One Last Border: Poetry for Refugees (Ginninderra Press)  with Sandra Renew and Hazel Hall.

'Most recently she’s had poems published in The Canberra TimesBlue NibFem AsiaAxonCicerone JournalARTEMISpoetry UKMeniscusTerrainSilence Anthology (University of Canberra). She was longlisted in 2019 for the University of Canberra International Poetry Competition.

'In 2019 she was awarded with Sandra Renew a Canberra Critics’ Circle Award for their influential work in exposing women’s poetry to view through the online journal for women’s poetry Not Very Quiet.

'In October 2018, she was Poet in Residence at the Elizabeth Bishop House in Great Village, Nova Scotia, Canada.

'She has an MA in Creative and Life Writing from Goldsmiths College University of London.' (

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y separately published work icon Doggerland Canberra : Recent Work Press , 2020 20911137 2020 selected work poetry

'Doggerland is the name of a once fertile and populated land mass, now submerged under the North Sea, that once connected the British Isles with Europe. In the winter of 2017/18, Doggerland was clearly visible once again from the coast near the town where Moya Pacey was born and raised. In Pacey’s hands, this phenomenon works as a metaphor for how memory brings to the surface images, glimpses, stories, people and places appearing and disappearing, in no set order, around the space of this collection of poems.

'Doggerland revisits a time of post World War II northern England, replete with traditional norms and values, and darknesses waiting to emerge above the water of everyday life.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2021 shortlisted Australian Capital Territory Book of the Year Award
y separately published work icon My Baby Brother is Born Tonight 2011 (Manuscript version)x402195 Z1845106 2011 single work autobiography
2011 winner Elizabeth Bishop Centenary Writing Competition Adult/Open Section
y separately published work icon The Wardrobe Port Adelaide : Ginninderra Press , 2009 Z1646170 2009 selected work poetry
2010 runner-up ACT Writing and Publishing Awards Poetry
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