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Patricia Irvine Patricia Irvine i(A58291 works by)
Born: Established: 1947 Port Pirie, Port Pirie area, Port Pirie - Crystal Brook - Gladstone area, Mid North South Australia, South Australia, ;
Gender: Female
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Patricia Irvine grew up in Snowtown and Adelaide and has been a secondary school teacher and a historian. She has lived on the Lefevre Peninsula for some years and has operated a kayak touring business in the local mangroves. She has published articles on ornithology and mangrove ecology.

Since beginning to write poetry Irvine has won several awards and has read on radio and at various venues. Her unpublished poems 'Idyll' was Highly Commended and her 'Clerihew' was Commended in the Yellow Moon Itzy-Bitzy Wing-Ding Competition 1999. In 2000 her 'Crumpled Tissue' won first prize in the C. J. Dennis Literary Awards: Poetry, Open Section.

She adapted the autobiography of Kirayama prizewinner Pascal Khoo Thwe, From the Land of Green Ghosts, for broadcast on ABC Radio National's 'First Person' in 2004.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

River Children i "When we lay on the jarrah planks", 2003 single work poetry
— Appears in: Friendly Street Poetry Reader : Twenty Seven : Blue 2003; (p. 5)
2002 1st Gawler Poetry Competition
Black Box i "Father O'Who in the Tardis", 2001 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Bunyip , 4 October 2001; (p. 17)
2001 winner Gawler Poetry Competition Adult section
Alzheimer's Fugue i "Unwitting you board your last flight", 2000 single work poetry
— Appears in: Sidewalk , July no. 6 2000; (p. 40)
1999 winner Victorian Premier's Literary Awards The C. J. Dennis Prize for Poetry
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