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M. T. C. Cronin M. T. C. Cronin i(A402 works by) (a.k.a. Margie Cronin)
Born: Established: 1963 Merriwa, Dunedoo - Coolah - Merriwa area, Central West NSW, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
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Margie Cronin grew up on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. In 2008, she was living on an organic farm in Maleny, Queensland.

Cronin began publishing in the early 1990s. Her first collection, Zoetrope: We See Us Moving, was published by Five Islands Press in 1995. Since then, she has published a wide range of poetry collections with Shearsman Books, Puncher and Wattman, and The University of Queensland Press (UQP), most recently The Law of Poetry (2015). Her individual poems are widely anthologised and published in a range of periodicals.

Commended for the Blake Poetry Prize in 2014, she has also won the South Australian Festival Awards for Literature (Innovation in Writing), the Prime Minister's Literary Award (Poetry), and the Gwen Harwood Memorial Poetry Prize, among other wins and shortlistings.

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Squeezing Desire Through a Sieve : Micro Essays on Judgement and Justice Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 Z1604355 2009 selected work essay 'Squeezing Desire Through a Sieve is MTC Cronin's poetical foray into the everydayness of law and literature. This is where metaphor becomes a matter of life and death and where love, language and desire grapple with the legal and bureaucratic systems which overlay and attempt to govern even our most intimate moments. We may live in the 'shadow of the law' but these unique morsels of prose shine a new kind of light on the jurisprudential decisions which affect us all.' (Source: Publisher's blurb)
2010 shortlisted Festival Awards for Literature (SA) Award for Innovation in Writing
y separately published work icon More or Less Than 1-100 i "not simply the stremam but they who thought of following", Exeter : Shearsman Books , 2004 Z1150469 2004 single work poetry The poem More or Less Than 1-100 'consists of 100 parts, the line-count arcing from one line in part 1 to fifty lines in part 50, and then back down to one in part 100 with parts of equal line-counts making mirroring pairs.' (Back cover)
2006 winner Festival Awards for Literature (SA) Award for Innovation in Writing
2005 winner Victorian Premier's Literary Awards The C. J. Dennis Prize for Poetry
2005 shortlisted The Age Book of the Year Award Dinny O'Hearn Poetry Prize
2005 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry
y separately published work icon Beautiful, Unfinished : Parable/Song/Canto/Poem Cambridge : Salt Publishing , 2003 Z1073837 2003 selected work poetry
2004 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry
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